“Cutting the Pentagon budget is not only good policy, but it may also be good politics,” writes national security expert William Hartung in a recent article for Forbes. “It’s time for Congress to change course and rein in runaway military spending.”
Today, he joins Thursday host Allen Ruff on the show for a discussion of Biden’s increased defense budget, the U.S. nuclear weapons program, how the military is lining the pockets of defense contractors, and more.
William Hartung is the director of the Arms & Security Program at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of several books, including Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Bold Type Books, 2012).
Cover photo: “A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey flies over the Pentagon” by Brian R. Domzalski, public domain