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William Hartung, Miriam Pemberton, "Cashing in on conflict - how the US military industrial complex got so big" ABC Rear Vision, May 18, 2024

Andrea Mazzarino, "Shooting Alone" TomDispatch, May 16, 2024

William Hartung, "Reflections on Student Activism" TomDispatch, May 14, 2024

Deepa Kumar, "60+ Journalism Profs Demand Investigation into Controversial NYT Article Alleging Mass Rape on Oct.7" Democracy Now! May 8. 2024

Roberto J. González "The New Military Industrial Complex with Dr. Roberto J. González" The Muckrake Political Podcast, May 7, 2024

William Hartung, "New Estimate Of Chinese Military Spending Doesn't Hold Water" Forbes, April 30, 2024

Roberto J. González, "Opinion: An overhyped U.S.-China arms race in AI helps big tech and venture capital" The Mercury News, April 19, 2024

William Hartung, "Getting Past The Hype On Emerging Military Technologies Is A Life And Death Issue" Forbes, April 19, 2024

William Hartung, Janet Abou-Ellias, Lillian Mauldin. "The Pentagon is Flirting with the Dark Side of AI" Responsible Statecraft, April 16, 2024

William Hartung, "Throwing more tax dollars at the Pentagon won't us safer" The Hill, April 15, 2024

Lyle Goldstein, Nathan Waechter, "What Chinese Navy Planners Are Learning from Ukraine's Use of Unmanned Surface Vessels" RAND, April 4, 2024

Linda Bilmes, "The Ghost Budget: How U.S. war spending went rogue, wasted billions, and how to fix it" PolicyCast, April 1, 2024

William Hartung, Julia Gledhill, "Spending Unlimited" TomDispatch, March 26, 2024

William Hartung, "The Manfesto Of The Military "Techno-Optimists" Is Deeply Flawed" Forbes, March 23, 2024

Andrea Mazzarino. "If America Were a Trumpian Autocracy" TomDispatch, March 21, 2024

William Hartung, "Another Year, Another Delusional Pentagon Budget Request" Responsible Statecraft, March 12, 2024

William Hartung, "Senators want to dust off 'Truman Committee' to out war profiteers" Responsible Statecraft, March 7, 2024

Andrea Mazzarino "The October 7th America Has Forgotten" TomDispatch, February 27, 2024

William Hartung, "War is Bad for You - And the EconomyTomDispatch, February 25, 2024

Lyle Goldstein, "Ukraine is 'on the ropes' two years after Russia's invasion. What's next for the Russia-Ukraine war?" Trending Globally, February 21, 2024

Neta Crawford, ""War is What You Make of It" with Neta Crawford", Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, February 11, 2024 

William Hartung, "Strangelove Days: The Seeds of a New Disarmament Movement" Inkstick, February 7, 2024

William Hartung, Luo Shuxian, Rorry Daniels, Elizabeth Beavers, "Reality Check: Chinese Military Spending in Context & Alternatives to a Bloated U.S. Defense Budget" Watson Institute and Quincy Institute, January 31, 2024

Andrea Mazzarino, "Trump 2.0" TomDispatch, January 21, 2024

Neta Crawford, Ramón Mejia, Ashley LaMont, Zaki Mamdoo,  "Militarism and the Climate Crisis Webinar" 350.org. January 16, 2024

William Hartung, "The Military-Industrial Complex is the Winner (Not You)" TomDispatch, January 16, 2024

Linda Bilmes, "The "Ghost Budget": How America Pays for Endless WarJust Security, January 3, 2024

William Hartung, "How overseas conflicts impact the U.S. economy" CBS News, December 21, 2023

Andrea Mazzarino, "Trump, the Second Time Around?TomDispatch, December 10, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "'Far From Democratic' Study says military intervention in the world is backfiring" CNN, December 9, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "Unmasking American myths about war and the military, with anthropologist Stephanie Savell" The War Stories Peace Podcast, December 6, 2023

Lyle Golstein, Nathan Waechter "The Nuclear Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine War: A Chinese Perspective" The Diplomat, December 6, 2023

Catherine Lutz, Nadje Al-Ali, "History Will Remember This Moment" New England Scholars Speak, December 5, 2023

William Hartung, "Biden Tries to Outdo Trump in Using Jobs to Justify Arms Transfers" Fortune, December 5, 2023

William Hartung, "Hyped China fears are driving a high-tech arms race" Responsible Statecraft, December 6, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "Why U.S. Service Members Are Being Targeted In Iraq and Syria" Newsweek, November 29, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, "Managing the Complex Maritime Disputes That Divide China and the US" The Diplomat, November 14, 2023

William Hartung, "Israel's War in Gaza, Subsidized by the USA" The Nation, November 10, 2023

Andrea Mazzarino,"What's Not Being Said" TomDispatch, October 31, 2023

Jessica Katzenstein, "As FISA turns 45, time to rethink post-9/11 mass surveillance expansion under Section 702" The Hill, October 29, 2023

Heidi Peltier, "Military Spending in the Economy and Public Imagination: An Interview with Heidi Peltier" Brown Political Review, October 9, 2023

Jessica Katzenstein, Elizabeth Goitein, Joanna YangQing Derman, Sahar Aziz "Total Information Awareness: Costs of Post-9/11 U.S. Mass Surveillance and Current Policy Issues" Webinar. The Watson Institute and Costs of War. October 3, 2023.

William Hartung, "AI Goes to War" TomDispatch, October 3, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, Nathan Waechter "Landmines in Ukraine: Lessons for China and Taiwan" The Diplomat, September 26, 2023

Anila Dalautzai, David Vine, Jenny Walkup-Jayes, Maha Hilal, Katalina Khoury "Justice for Whom? 9/11 and the Legacy of the "War on Terror" September 13, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "Why the West is thinking about the coup in Niger all wrongTrending Globally: Politics and Policy, September 6, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "Why are Military Coups Surging in West Africa's Sahel?" Let's Just Talk with Hammi, August 31, 2023

William Hartung, "Can Building Swarms of Drones Head Off War with China?Forbes, August 29, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, "China Ponders Russia's Logistical Challenges in the Ukraine War" The Diplomat, August 26, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, "Lyle Goldstein: Not feeling great about being right about Ukraine" Crashing the War Party, August 25, 2023

Andrea Mazzarino, "How War Divides Us" TomDispatch, August 22, 2023

Stephanie Savell, Adekeye Adebajo, Hannah Rae Armstrong, "Coup in Niger and U.S. Policy in the Sahel" Panel, The Quincy Insitute, August 16, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "The Crisis in Niger" The Aguilar Conversation podcast, August 8, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, "Lyle Goldstein on True Costs of a Naval War with China" The Scott Horton Show, August 8, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "Niger was the 'model of stability' in Africa. So what happened?" Responsible Statecraft, August 4, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "Did Western Military Presence Help Foster Coup in Niger, Where U.S. Has Drone Base & 1,000+ Troops?" Democracy Now! August 1, 2023

Heidi Peltier, "The Myth Behind Increased Military Spending" Inkstick, July 26,  2023

William Hartung, Dillon Fisher, "Buying and selling arms stock while voting on war should be illegal" Responsible Statecraft, July 25, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, "China Studies Nuclear Risk in the Context of the Ukraine War" The Diplomat, July 21, 2023

Andrea Mazzarino, "Migration and the Shadow of War" Tom Dispatch, July 20, 2023

Heidi Peltier, William Hartung "60 Minutes investigation exposes weapons contractor price gouging" KALW, June 27, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, Nathan Waechter, "China Considers Countermeasures to US HIMARS Missle System" The Diplomat, June 22, 2023 

William Hartung, Julia Gledhill "The Ultimate All-American Slush Fund" Tom Dispatch, June 20, 2023

Neta Crawford, "How does war affect the climate?" The Climate Question, June 18, 2023

Lyle Golstein, "Background Briefing with Ian Masters" June 14, 2023

Andrea Mazzarino, "Americans in Pain" Tom Dispatch, June 11, 2023

William Hartung, "Is Excessive Pentagon Spending Stealing our Future?" Forbes, June 9, 2023

William Hartung, "More Money, Less Security: Pentagon Spending and Strategy in the Biden Administration" The Quincy Institute, June 8, 2023

William Hartung, "Commentary: Congress should freeze Pentagon spending" Portland Press Herald, June 4, 2023

Stephanie Savell, Bonyan Gamal, Ruba Ali Al-Hassani, Matt Duss, "How Death Outlives War" panel discussion. The Watson Institute, June 7, 2023

Thomas Howard "Ben" Suitt, "Narratives of Trauma and Moral Agency Among Christian Post-9/11 Veterans" Springer Nature Switzerland Publishing. 2023

William Hartung, "Opinion: Congress Should Freeze Historically High Pentagon Spending", The Mercury News, June 3, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "What's been the true impact of the so-called 'war on terror'?" Al Jazeera, May 19, 2023  

Karen Bell, Vivian Price, Keith McLoughlin, Erik Kojola, "The necessity of a transformational approach to just transition: defence worker views on decarbonisation, diversification, and sustainability." Environmental Politics, April 20, 2023

Andrea Mazzarino, "The Army We Don't See" Tom Dispatch, May 9, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, "How Taiwan became "the most dangerous flashpoint in the world"" Trending Globally, May 10, 2023

William Hartung and Ben Freeman, "Unwarranted Influence, Twenty-First-Century-Style", Tom Dispatch, May 4, 2023

Linda Bilmes, "Why is federal spending so hard to cut? - Recurring debt ceiling fights will only be solved by budget reformBrookings, April 27, 2023 

Neta C. Crawford was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Class V: Public Affairs and Public Policy, 2023

William Hartung, "Why Eisenhower's "Chance for Peace" Address Still Matters" The Nation, April 19, 2023 

Andrea Mazzarino, "To Hell and Back" Tom Dispatch, March 30, 2023

Linda Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz "US is still living with consequences of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars" The Boston Globe, March 20, 2023 

William Hartung, "Congress Has Been Captured by the Arms Industry", Tom Dispatch, March 26, 2023 

Catherine Lutz and Andrew Bacevich "Iraq War w/ Andrew Bacevich" History as It Happens podcast, March 20, 2023

Neta Crawford, "Blood and Treasure: Documenting the Costs of Iraq War from Civilian Casualties to Trillions Spent" Democracy Now!, March 17, 2023

Stephanie Savell, "Blinken Vists Niger, Home to U.S. Drone Base, as Biden Moves to Counter China & Russia in Africa"Democracy Now!, March 16, 2023

Nadje Al-Ali, "Death, Destruction & Resilience: Nadje Al-Ali on the 20th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq" Democracy Now!, March 16, 2023

William Hartung, "As military spending soars, Congress must take critical look at Pentagon budget" The Hill, March 12, 2023

William Hartung, "Biden's new whopping $886B defense budget request" Responsible Statecraft, March 9, 2023

William Hartung, "New Bill Injects Note of Sanity Into Pentagon Spending Debate" Forbes, February 22, 2023

Andrea Mazzarino, “Children of War” Tom Dispatch, February 23, 2023

David Vine, "The U.S. Has 750 Overseas Military Bases, and Continues to Build More to Encircle ChinaDemocracy Now, February 14, 2023

William Hartung and Jake Werner, "War With China is Preventable, Not Inevitable" The Nation, February 9, 2023

Miriam Pemberton, Karen Bell, Johanna Bozuwa, Ashik Siddique. "But What About the Jobs? Mapping the Path from a Militarized to a Green Economy" The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. February 2, 2023

Miriam Pemberton, "Turning Swords into Plowshares One Bus at a Time" Inkstick, February 2, 2023

William Hartung, What Price "Defense"? TomDispatch, January 17, 2023

William Hartung, "Hawks blow a lot of hot air over proposed budget cuts" Responsible Statecraft, January 10, 2023

William Hartung, "When it Comes to Defense, Money isn't Everything" Inkstick, January 3, 2023

Lyle Goldstein, "How to De-Escalate the War in Ukraine" Trending Globally podcast, December 22, 2022

William Hartung, "Pentagon Profiteers: Executive Compensation in the Arms Industry" Forbes, December 12, 2022

William Hartung, "New spending bill squanders billions on dysfunctional weapons programs" Responsible Statecraft, December 9, 2022

Andrea Mazzarino, "How Terror Came Home and What to Make of It" TomDispatch, November 22, 2022

William Hartung, "Corporate Weapons Heaven is a Hell on Earth" TomDispatch, November 17, 2022

Lyle Goldstein, "Seeking Alternatives to Military Escalation in the Ukraine War" Inkstick, November 16, 2022

William Hartung, "Pentagon Blocks Contractor Push for Inflation Bailout" Forbes, November 7, 2022

Stephanie Savell, "Costs of War with Stephanie Savell" Real Clear Defense Podcast, October 20, 2022

Rohini Haar, "Health Legacies of War" Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, October 13, 2022. Video.

William Hartung, "Contractor Push for Inflation Increases Could Enable ProfiteeringForbes, October 10, 2022

Anila Daulatzai, "Grievance as Movement: A Conversation on Knowledge Production on Afghanistan and the Left" Jadaliyya, October 6, 2022

Lyle Goldstein, William Hartung, Elizabeth Beavers. "Why Military Spending Should Not Increase Because of Russia" Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, October 6, 2022. Panel video.

Leta Taylor, Nina Tannenwald, Heidi Peltier. "Legacy of the 'Dark Side': The Costs of Unlawful U.S. Detentions and Interrogations Post-9/11" Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, September 22, 2022. Panel video.

William Hartung, "In Pursuit of Higher Revenues, Weapons Contractors Exaggerate Impacts of Inflation" Forbes, September 15, 2022

William Hartung and Julia Gledhill, "Spending Unlimited" TomDispatch, September 11, 2022

Heidi Peltier, "The Real Winners of the US War in Afghanistan" Inkstick, September 7, 2022

William Hartung, "Overspending on the Pentagon is Hazardous to your Health" Inkstick, September 6, 2022

William Hartung, "What Makes America Safe? Budget Priorities and Public Health" Forbes, September 1, 2022

Andrea Mazzarino, "A Military Rich in Dollars, Poor in People" TomDispatch, August 14, 2022

William Hartung, "Weapons Contractors Thrive Despite Pandemic, Supply Chain Issues" Forbes, August 9, 2022

Kali Rubaii, Senate Votes to Help Vets Poisoned by Military "Burn Pits." Why No Help For Sick Iraqis & Afghans? Democracy Now, August 3, 2022

William Hartung, Heidi Peltier, Miriam Pemberton, Emma Claire Foley, Can We Demilitarize the Economy? Loosening the Grip of the Pentagon. Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, July 20, 2022

William Hartung, "House military spending bill is a boon to the arms industry" Responsible Statecraft, July 15, 2022

William Hartung, "Fueling the Warfare State" TomDispatch, July 7, 2022

Andrea Mazzarino, "America's Anger Problem" TomDispatch, June 30, 2022

William Hartung, "Biden’s Mideast Agenda Could Increase the Risk of WarQuincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, June 30, 2022

Andrea Mazzarino, "War as Terrorism" TomDispatch, May 31, 2022

William Hartung, "Arsenal of Autocracy?" TomDispatch, May 24, 2022

William Hartung, "Spending Smarter on Defense Means Spending Less" Forbes, May 16, 2022

Heidi Peltier, "What the Pentagon Doesn't Need" Inkstick, May 5, 2022

Neta C. Crawford, "How the Russian invasion is impacting the Ukrainian landscape" 1A WAMU: NPR, April 25, 2022

Ben Freeman and William Hartung, "Spending more and more for less and less at the Pentagon" The Hill, April 15, 2022

Antonio De Lauri, "The Idea of a Clean and Efficient War Is a Dangerous Lie" Common Dreams, April 8, 2022. 

Neta C. Crawford, "Reliable death tolls from the Ukraine war are hard to come by – the result of undercounts and manipulation" The Conversation, April 4, 2022

William Hartung, "Biden’s new Pentagon budget request is too damn high" Responsible Statecraft, March 28, 2022

Andrea Mazzarino, "The Costs of (Another) War" TomDispatch, March 29, 2022

William Hartung, "Washington Should Think Twice Before Launching a New Cold War" TomDispatch, March 22, 2022

William Hartung, "Any aid package for Ukraine should focus on humanitarian assistance" Responsible Statecraft, March 1, 2022 

Jennifer Walkup Jayes, "The Global War on Terror WIll Never End Terrorism" Inkstick, February 28, 2022

William Hartung, "Now is not the time to demand bigger military budgets" Responsible Statecraft, February 25, 2022 

WIlliam Hartung, "Massive folly: Biden’s 2023 defense budget could top $800 billion" Responsible Statecraft, February 18, 2022 

Stephanie Savell, "U.S. Security Assistance to Burkina Faso Laid the Groundwork for a Coup" Foreign Policy, February 3, 2022 

William Hartung, "What A waste!" TomDispatich, February 2, 2022

Andrea Mazzarino, "The Pentagon We Don’t Think About A New Perspective on the Department of Homeland Security" War is a Crime, January 25, 2022

Letta Taylor & Elisa Epstein, "The Symbol of Abuse in the Global War on Terror" Inkstick, January 18, 2022

William Hartung, "Who’s Afraid of an ICBM Review?" Defense One, January 9, 2022 

Nick Turse, "The War on Terror Is a Success -- for Terror, Terrorist Groups Have Doubled Since the Passage of the 2001 AUMF" TomDispatch, January 4, 2022

William Hartung, "An Outrage”: House Passes Largest Military Budget in Generations Despite End of Afghanistan War" Democracy Now!, December 9, 2021 

Stephanie Savell, "Stephanie Savell and how post-9/11 US counterterrorism assistance is further destabilizing Africa" Crashing the War Party, December 3, 2021

Heidi Peltier, "Costs and Consequences of War Session 1: Geopolitical, Economic, and Social" Sigur Center for Asian Studies GWU, December 1, 2021

Andrea Mazzarino, "Our Needs Versus the Pentagon's" TomDispatch, Novemeber 21, 2021

Heidi Peltier, "It’s time to shift from the ‘war on terror’ to a war on climate change" The Guardian, November 7, 2021

David Vine, "Biden Builds Back Worse (When It Comes to China)" TomDispatch, October 21, 2021

Stephanie Savell, "The ‘War on Terror’ Accelerates in Africa" The American Prospect, October 19, 2021

Andrea Mazzarino, "Eyes Are Always on You" TomDispatch, October 12, 2021

Linda Bilmes, "The Problem With War: You Break It You Buy It" The Problem with Jon Stewart, October 6, 2021

Stephanie Savell, "The Problem With War: Digital Exclusive Panel" The Problem with Jon Stewart, October 4, 2021 

Heidi Peltier, "Heidi Peltier on the Cost of War Project" Park Center for Independent Media, September 29, 2021

William Hartung, "Factsheet, Profits of War: How Corporations Have Profited from the Post-9/11 Surge in Pentagon Spending." Center for International Policy, September 2021 

Stephanie Savell and Catherine Lutz, "Opinion/Savell and Lutz: The failure to see war for what it is." Providence Journal, September 26, 2021 

William Hartung, "William Hartung, How Corporations Won the War on Terror." TomDispatch, September 21, 2021

Neta Crawford, Stephanie Savell, Heidi Peltier, Nadje Al-Ali, and Ieva Jusionyte, "The Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Post-9/11 Wars: A 20-Year View." September 15, 2021 

Thomas Suitt, "The Data on Veteran Suicides - Far Outweighing Deaths in Military Operations" iHeartRadio, September 16, 2021

Linda Bilmes, "Where did the $5tn spent on Afghanistan and Iraq go? Here’s where." The Guardian, September 11, 2021

Catherine Lutz, "The Hubris of Post-9/11 Foreign Policy." History As It happens, September 9, 2021

Linda Bilmes, "Where did the $5tn spent on Afghanistan and Iraq go? Here’s where." The Guardian, September 11, 2021

David Vine, "U.S. leaves Afghanistan, but military presence remains nearby." Investigative Reporting Workshop, September 9, 2021

Stephanie Savell and David Vine, "After 20 Years, Measuring the True Costs of America’s Post-9/11 Wars." Trending Globally: Politics and Policy, September 8, 2021

Stephanie Savell, "The cost of 9/11." Today, Explained, September 7, 2021

Neta Crawford, "Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years." The Conversation, September 1, 2021

Linda Blimes, "Harvard professor on the 'credit card wars' and the mounting costs of care for post-9/11 veterans." Yahoo! Finance, August 24, 2021

Heidi Peltier, "The Cost of the 20-year War in Afghanistan." CBS News, August 20, 2021

William Hartung, "Failure In Afghanistan, Over 40 Years in the Making." ForbesAugust 18, 2021

Neta Crawford, "The Afghan army didn’t just fold: Having already sacrificed greatly, they chose to spare their country the costs of further war." Daily News, August 17, 2021

Thomas Suitt, "Burning from Within: The War on Terror's Suicide Problem." Inksitck, July 22, 2021 

Andrea Mazzarino, "Who Authorized America’s Wars? And Why They Never End." TomDispatch.com, July 15, 2021

Thomas Suitt, "Deaths By Suicide Outpace Deaths From Combat Operations Among Post-9/11 Service Members, Veterans." NPR Here & Now, June 24, 2021

Jason Davidson, "Biden needs to talk about the costs of our wars to America's allies." The Hill, June 3, 2021

William Hartung, "Two Weapons That Shouldn’t Be In The Pentagon’s New Budget." Forbes, May 27, 2021

Andrea Mazzarino, "Changing the Way the Military Handles Sexual Assault." TomDispatch.com, May 23, 2021

Stephanie Savell, "The True Costs of War | Post-9/11 Analysis with Dr. Stephanie Savell." acTVism Munich, May 22, 2021

William Hartung, "Pentagon Waste Takes Many Forms." Forbes, May 20, 2021

David Vine, "Biden’s refugee plan doesn’t do nearly enough." NY Daily News, May 20, 2021

Stephanie Savell, "The Costs of U.S. Post-9/11 ‘Security Assistance’." BU Pardee Center, May 6, 2021 

Heidi Peltier, "Wait....What? How Much? US Military Spending and National Priorities." Radius MIT, May 5, 2021

Heidi Peltier, "Will the war in Afghanistan really end? The numbers suggest otherwise.The Boston Globe, May 4, 2021

Najeeb Aminyar and Noah Coburn, "Life Isn't a Sitcom—the Costs of Working with Americans in Afghanistan." Newsweek, April 20, 2021

Andrea Mazzarino, "Making Sense of a Viral Military: A Military Spouse’s Perspective on the Pentagon’s Flawed Response to the Pandemic." TomDispatch.com, April 15, 2021

Neta Crawford and Catherine Lutz, "What the 18th anniversary of the Iraq War teaches us about the costs of war." Military Times, March 19, 2021

William Hartung, "A $700 Billion-Plus Pentagon Budget Is Fat, Not Flat." Forbes, March 19, 2021

Andrew J. Bacevich and David Vine, "Nine ways that drawing down overseas bases will improve US security." Responsible Statecraft, March 9, 2021

Stephanie Savell, "How US Counterterrorism Fuels Violence in the Sahel." Inkstick, March 12, 2021

Stephanie Savell on "The Cost Of U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts: More Than 800,000 Lives And $6.4 Trillion, Research Finds.WBUR, March 2, 2021

Andrea Mazzarino, "America Goes to War Perspectives on the Storming of the Capitol from a Military Spouse." TomDispatch.com, February 28, 2021

William Hartung, "Will Biden Really End Our Endless Wars?.The Nation, February 20, 2021

William Hartung, "Three Reasons To Reduce Pentagon Spending — Now." Forbes, February 16, 2021

Andrea Mazzarino, "Indirect Deaths: The Massive and Unseen Costs of America’s Post-9/11 Wars at Home and Abroad.Moyers on Democracy, January 25, 2021

Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung, "Demilitarizing Our Democracy." TomDispatch.com, January 28, 2021

Neta Crawford, "The Militarization of American Democracy." The Hill, January 20, 2021

Stephanie Savell and Heidi Peltier, "The “Camo Economy”: The Economic & Political Camouflage of Military Contracting." BU Pardee Center, December 9, 2020

Neta Crawford, "Calculating the Immense Destruction of the War on Terror." In the Context of Empire, December 15, 2020

Heidi Peltier, "Defund the Pentagon: A Conversation with Carley Towne and Heidi Peltier." Code Pink, December 9, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "Ready or Not, Here They Come A Military Spouse’s Perspective on Bringing the Troops Home from Afghanistan and Iraq." TomDispatch.com, December 3, 2020

William Hartung, "Shrinking the Pentagon Will the Biden Administration Dare Cut Military Spending?." TomDispatch.com, November 27, 2020

William Hartung, "A Safer World Starts at the Grassroots." The Baraza, November 17, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "How the War Came Home, Big Time: Perspectives From a Military Spouse." TomDispatch, October 27, 2020

William Hartung and Ben Freeman, "A Long Overdue Discussion on Pentagon Spending." The Hill, October 25, 2020

Heidi Peltier, "The Bang and the Bucks: Post-9/11 Military Spending and the Shortchanging of Other Urgent Needs" Pardee School of Global Studies, October 26, 2020

Neta Crawford, "Keep calm and carry on with the 2020 election" The Hill, October 13, 2020

William Hartung, "How to Stuff the Middle East With WeaponryTomDispatch.com, October 13, 2020

Linda Bilmes, "Rethinking U.S. National Security After COVID-19" Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, De Gruyter, September 16, 2020

William Hartung, "We Should Be Debating How To Reduce the Pentagon Budget" Forbes, September 28, 2020

William Hartung, "A $13 Billion Contract for ICBMs: What’s the Rush?" Defense One, September 23, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "(Un)Civil War?" Tom Dispatch, September 22, 2020

David Vine, "The U.S. War on Terror Has Displaced 37 Million People: Here's Why We Used the Numbers We Did," Foreign Policy in Focus, September 23, 2020

David Vine, "US-led wars have displaced 37m people. America should accept responsibility," The Guardian, September 18, 2020

Catherine Lutz, "The Imperative to Know the Real Costs of War," Center on National Security, September 10, 2020

David Vine, "Millions Displaced By U.S. Combat Since 9/11," Investigative Reporting Workshop, September 8, 2020

David Vine, "What explains the U.S. record of near-constant warfare?," Investigative Reporting Workshop, September 8, 2020

Interview with David Vine, "Anthropologist warns of growth in U.S. bases," Investigative Reporting Workshop, September 8, 2020

William D. Hartung, "Democrats Need to Get Specific on Defense Cuts," The Hill, August 13, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "The Military Is Sick: A Navy Spouse's Take on Why We're Not Getting Better," TomDispatch, August 4, 2020

William Hartung, "House and Senate Poised for Historic Votes on Reducing Pentagon Spending," Forbes, July 21, 2020

William Hartung, "America Needs a Transformative Foreign Policy," Forbes, July 14, 2020

Heidi Peltier, "Heidi Peltier on the Camo Economy," Talk Nation Radio, July 14, 2020

Heidi Peltier, "The 'Camo Economy' Hides Military Costs and Exacerbates Inequality," Inequality.org, July 7, 2020

William D. Hartung, "Police, Prisons, and the Pentagon: Defunding America's Wars at Home and Abroad," TomDispatch, July 7, 2020

William Hartung, "The 10% Solution: Cut The Pentagon To Fund Domestic Needs," Forbes, June 30, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "The War Zone Is America: A Military Spouse's Perspective on Racism and Armed Violence in the United States," TomDispatch, June 21, 2020

Neta C. Crawford and Catherine Lutz, "Too much military spending got us into this mess," The Boston Globe, June 7, 2020

Catherine Besteman and Amanda Sperber, "Episode 26: Airstrikes in East Africa," None of the Above, May 29, 2020

William Hartung, "The Pentagon Versus Public Health: The Race Is On," Forbes, May 29, 2020

Astri Suhrke and Antonio De Lauri, "Peace in Afghanistan? Watch the militias," The New Humanitarian, May 26, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "Who Is 'Essential' to Our Covid-19 World: A Military Spouse's Perspective on Fighting This Pandemic," TomDispatch, May 14, 2020

Ann Jones, "Testing Times: A Journal of the Onset of the Plague Year," TomDispatch, May 7, 2020

Catherine Lutz, "War Narratives and COVID-19," Quaker Council for European Affairs, April 23, 2020

William Hartung, "Five Reasons To Cut Pentagon Spending In the Era of COVID-19," Forbes, April 16, 2020

Catherine Lutz, "Fighting COVID-19 with the Wrong Tools," Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, April 9, 2020

Neta C. Crawford, "The World After Coronavirus: The Future of War," Boston University Pardee Center, April 7, 2020

William D. Hartung and Joseph Cirincione, "Why America Needs to Rethink Its National Security Priorities," The National Interest, April 6, 2020

Catherine Lutz and Neta Crawford, "Fighting a Virus with the Wrong Tools," The Hill, March 28, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "'What Americans Don't Know About Military Families," TomDispatch, March 22, 2020

William Hartung, "Coronavirus Shows U.S. Must Treat Health As A Long-Term Security Issue," Forbes, March 17, 2020

William Hartung, "Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection?," Tom Dispatch, February 11, 2020

William Hartung, "High Pentagon Budgets Are a Problem, Not a Solution," Forbes, February 10, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "'We've Been Attacked!' Women and Trauma in the Trump-Putin Era," TomDispatch, February 6, 2020

Neta C. Crawford, "The Iraq War Has Cost the US Nearly $2 Trillion," Defense One, February 4, 2020

William Hartung, "The Wall Isn't The Only Thing That Shouldn't Be In The Pentagon Budget," Forbes, January 23, 2020

Neta C. Crawford, "Drones Are Cheap. A War With Iran Isn't," Barron's, January 3, 2020

Andrea Mazzarino, "'The Shooters Are Coming!' War on Terror, War on Education," TomDispatch, December 19, 2019

William D. Hartung, "The Pentagon Budget Still Rising, 40 Years Later: The Stubborn Persistance of the Military-Industrial State," TomDispatch, December 15, 2019

William Hartung, "Afghanistan: A Way Out?," Forbes, December 12, 2019

Neta C. Crawford, "Explosive Investigation Shows U.S. Officials Mislead the Public About "Unwinnable" War In Afghanistan for Years," The Takeaway, December 10, 2019

Andrea Mazzarino, "Bearing Witness to the Costs of War: On Being a Military Spouse and Writing About Our Post-9/11 Wars," TomDispatch, November 24, 2019

William Hartung, "The 16% Solution: Making America Safer for Less," Forbes, November 22, 2019

William Hartung, "Tomgram: William Hartung, Trumping the Arms Market," TomDispatch, November 17, 2019

David Vine, "Reckoning with the costs of war: It's time to take responsibility," The Hill, November 13, 2019

William Hartung, "How To Save Hundreds of Billions of Dollars While Making America Safer," Forbes, November 7, 2019

William D. Hartung, "America's Military is Misdirected, Not Underfunded," Defense One, November 1, 2019

Catherine Lutz and Neta Crawford, "A Disastrous 18 Years in Afghanistan," Providence Journal, October 7, 2019

William D. Hartung, "Why is the United States still siding with the ruthless regime in Saudi Arabia?," The Washington Post, October 6, 2019

William Hartung and Mandy Smithberger, "Tomgram: Hartung and Smitberger, A Trillion-Dollar Future Pentagon Budget?TomDispatch, September 26, 2019

Catherine L. Besteman, "Catherine L. Besteman on America's Shadow War in Somalia," The Scott Horton Show, September 23, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "The Imperial Debris of War: Why Ending the Afghan War Won't End the Kiling," TomDispatch, September 19, 2019

William D. Hartung, "The Pentagon and Border Security: Wall-to-Wall Hypocrisy," Inkstick, September 17, 2019

Neta Crawford, "Costs and Consequences of U.S. Post-9/11 Wars: Focus on Climate Change," Watson Institute Presentation, September 11, 2019

Andrew Bacevich, "Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Ending War, American-Style," TomDispatch, September 10, 2019

Astri Suhrke and Antonio de Lauri, "Trump Wants the CIA to Stay Behind in Afghanistan. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?," Newsweek, September 6, 2019

William Hartung, "War With Iran Would Be Disastrous And Enormously Costly," Forbes, September 5, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "When Is America Going to End Its Shadow War in Somalia?," The Guardian, September 5, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "Opinion: Democratic Candidates Are Ignoring the 'Endless War' Beyond Afghanistan," Military Times, August 11, 2019

Susan Coleman with Stephanie Savell, "Episode 39: Stephanie Savell: The Costs of War," The Peacebuilding Podcast, August 6, 2019

William D. Hartung, "$738 Billion For Defense: What a Waste," Inkstick, July 29, 2019

William Hartung, "In Budget Deal, White House And Congress Overpay For The Pentagon," Forbes, July 23, 2019

Medea Benjamin, John Tierney, David Vine, and Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson, "Military Spending Has Many Points of Contention: Closing Overseas Bases Isn't One of Them," The Hill, July 17, 2019

William D. Hartung, "Merger Mania: The Military-Industrial Complex on Steroids," TomDispatch, July 16, 2019

Ben Freeman and William D. Hartung, "The Pentagon Has More Money Than It Can Spend. Both Democrats and the GOP Are to Blame," Newsweek, July 16, 2019

William Hartung, "Stop Overspending On The Pentagon," Forbes, July 9, 2019

Linda J. Bilmes, Rosetta Cappella Zielinski, and Neta C. Crawford, "War With Iran Will Cost More Than the Iraq and Iran Wars," The Boston Globe, June 24, 2019

Neta C. Crawford, "The Defense Department is Worried About Climate Change - and Also a Huge Carbon Emitter," The Conversation, June 12, 2019

William D. Hartung, "Congress Should Take a Harder Look at the Pentagon Budget," Inkstick, June 5, 2019

William D. Hartung, "America's Defense Budget is Bigger Than You Think," The Nation, May 7, 2019

Interview with Rosella Cappella Zielinski, "How Do States Pay for Wars?," Phenomenal World, May 3, 2019

William D. Hartung, "Pentagon Spending is a Poor Job Creator," The Nation, March 22, 2019

William D. Hartung, "The Military-Industrial Complex: Trump’s Ties to Boeing in Spotlight Amid Probes of 737 MAX 8 Jets," Democracy Now!, March 19, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "Fueling the Backfire: Our Everywhere War on Terror," Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen, March 7, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "Mapping the American War on Terror: Now in 80 Countries, It Couldn't Be More Global," TomDispatch, February 19, 2019

Andrew Bacevich, "Lost in Trump World: War in the Shadows (of You Know Who)," TomDispatch, February 5, 2019

Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung, "Our Man from Boeing: Has the Arms Industry Captured Trump's Pentagon?," TomDispatch, January 29, 2019

Heidi Peltier, "Expenditures for Education or Healthcare Benefit More Than Military Spending," WORT 89.9FM Madison, January 23, 2019

Stephanie Savell, "This Map Shows Where in the World the U.S. Military is Combatting Terrorism," Smithsonian, January 2019

William D. Hartung, "America’s Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion," The Nation, November 21, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "Rising death rate prompts some in Congress to reassess 'war on terror,'" Axios, November 8, 2018

Linda J. Bilmes, "Is the U.S. Forgetting the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?," Boston Globe, October 11, 2018

Rosella Cappella Zielinski, "How U.S. Wars Abroad Increase Inequality at Home," Foreign Affairs, October 5, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Trump's Space Force: Smoke and Mirrors or a Step Towards War in Space?," TomDispatch, September 25, 2018

Noah Coburn, Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global War, Stanford University Press, September 2018

William D. Hartung, "Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire," TomDispatch, August 14, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Trump's Infrastructure Plan: Pump Up the Pentagon," TomDispatch, July 2, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "Credit Card Wars: Today's War Financing Strategies Will Only Increase Inequality," TomDispatch, June 28, 2018

Andrew Bacevich, "How To Challenge the Elite Consensus for Endless War," The Nation, June 21, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Do We Really Need $716 Billion for the Pentagon?," The Hill, May 19, 2018

Ben Freeman and William D. Hartung, "Arms and Influence: How the Saudis Took Donald Trump for a Ride," TomDispatch, May 10, 2018

Andrew Bacevich, "Creating a Perpetual War Machine," TomDispatch, April 10, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "The Astounding Reach of US Military Counterterrorism," Frank News, April 2, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Arms Sales Decisions Shouldn't Be About Jobs," Defense One, March 26, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "15 Years After the Iraq Invasion, What Are the Costs?" OtherWords, March 21, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Iraq: Weighing the Costs of War," The Hill, March 13, 2018

William D. Hartung, "How the Pentagon Devours the Budget," TomDispatch, Feb. 27, 2018

Stephanie Savell, "The Wars No One Notices: Talking to a Demobilized Country," TomDispatch, Feb. 15, 2018

Catherine Besteman and Stephanie Savell, "Where in the World is the U.S. Military? Everywhere," U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 12, 2018

William D. Hartung, "Reaganomics on Steroids," Inkstick Media, Dec. 14, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, "A Country Addicted to War," TomDispatch, Dec. 10, 2017

William D. Hartung, "Massive Overkill: Brought to You by the Nuclear-Industrial Complex," TomDispatch, Nov. 14, 2017

Linda J. Bilmes, "On Veteran's Day, Let's Honor the Promises We've Made to Veterans," Boston Globe, Nov. 9, 2017

William D. Hartung, "How the Military-Industrial Complex Preys on the Troops," TomDispatch, Oct. 10, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, "How We Learned Not to Care About America's Wars," TomDispatch, Oct. 8, 2017

Jennifer Greenburg, "New Military Femininities: Humanitarian Violence and the Gendered Work of War Among US Servicewomen," Gender, Place, and Culture, Oct. 5, 2017

William D. Hartung, "The Wrong Diagnosis on Defense: More Money Won't Solve the Military's Readiness Problems," U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 29, 2017

Catherine Lutz, "The War in Afghanistan Might Not Be Effective -- But For Some, It's Profitable," Pacific Standard, Sept. 7, 2017

Mac Skelton and Sherri Kraham Talabany, "War, Health, and Refugees in Iraq: Stakeholder Meeting Report," Institute of Regional and International Studies, Iraq, August 2017

William D. Hartung, "The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget," TomDispatch, July 25, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Why We Fight Wars," The Chronical of Higher Education, May 28, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Donald Trump and the Limits of International Law," The International Security Studies Forum, May 24, 2017

William D. Hartung and Catherine Lutz, “Trump’s Budget Puts Lives at Risk,” U.S. News & World Report, May 23, 2017

David Vine, “Trumping Democracy in America’s Empire of Bases,” TomDispatch, May 16, 2017

Andrew Bacevich, “What Obsessing about You-Know-Who Causes Us to Miss,” TomDispatch, May 7, 2017

Matthew Evangelista, "Is War Too Easy?" Perspectives on Politics 14 (1), March 2016