Putting the Pentagon's Pennies in Perspective

$80 billion is a lot of money. And that's just the "modest" increase on this year's defense budget.


There’s Less than Meets the Eye in Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal

It takes a lot of existing offers and future promises to add up to $110 billion.


Congress Should Demand Wiser, Not More, War Spending

There’s too much slush in the supplemental, as shown by the fourfold jump in spending per deployed servicemember.


Reform Pentagon Acquisition By Slowing Down the F-35

John McCain and Ash Carter want real acquisition reform? Great, they can start by slowing – or stopping – the F-35.


It’s Time to Sink the Littoral Combat Ship

Things that seem too good to be true usually are, and so it is with the LCS. By Jacob Marx and William D. Hartung


Playing the Defense Jobs Card Isn’t Working Anymore

By our count, there are half the F-35 jobs as Lockheed claims. Using defense jobs to fight budget cuts isn’t working like it used to, for good reason. By William D. Hartung