William D. Hartung is Director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, which serves as a resource for journalists, policymakers, and organizations focused on issues of weapons proliferation, military spending, and alternative approaches to national security strategy.


Winning One for the Gipper: Donald Rumsfeld and the Return of the Star Wars Lobby

Deja Vu All Over Again: Worshiping the Wrong Ronald Reagan

Rumsfeld Reconsidered: An Ideologue in Moderate’s Clothing

The Rumsfeld Commission report is, at its core, a landmark in political spin control, not a landmark in objective analysis of the threats facing our nation.

Bush’s Nuclear Doctrine: From MAD to NUTS?

Foreign policy issues were mostly an afterthought during the 2000 presidential campaign, and they continue to take a back seat in President-elect George W. Bush’s discussions of the priorities of his incoming administration.

Star Wars II: Don’t Delay It, Kill It

President Clinton’s September 1st decision to delay deployment of the Pentagon’s proposed National Missile Defense (NMD) system is an example of good policy and good politics.

Moderate or Militant: Will the Real Dick Cheney Please Stand Up?

Before we can gauge how Cheney might perform as vice president, we will need a much more vigorous and detailed foreign policy debate than either Al Gore or George Bush have offered thus far.

Star Wars Revisited: Still Dangerous and Costly

More than $60 billion spent on missile defense projects since 1983 has produced precious little beyond cost overruns and technical failures.

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