Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and a senior adviser to the center's Security Assistance Monitor.
He is also the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.
He writes regularly for Tom Dispatch and his latest piece is called Lessons From Battling the Pentagon for Four Decades
As the latest National Defense Authorization Act gave the US military yet another financial boost with bi-partisan support, there was little if any questioning over the spending of taxpayer funds on the Pentagon.
Any discussion of human needs like healthcare or education elicits the question, “but how will we pay for it?”
When discussing the Pentagon’s needs, there is no such concern.
Having studied the US military for decades, Sonali's guest today shares some of his reflections on this critical question.
Sign up for Our Newsletter
Get updates about the policies and topics that matter the most to you. Progressive news directly to your email.