Last quote by William Hartung
I'm worried about the Trump buildup. They're talking about up to $1 trillion more over 10 years. And they want to do it quickly, ... and a lot of times when you move quickly, monitoring goes by the boards. It was fairly extraordinary for Trump to be tweeting about the cost of specific weapons systems, meeting with the CEOs, saying he's going to get us a better deal. That doesn't normally happen. And he's also talked about auditing the Pentagon. So all that is promising. He'd have to go from tweeting to a policy – to systemic change.
Jan 28 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which William Hartung is associated, including Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and deal. Most recently, William Hartung has been quoted saying: “I haven't seen any kind of strategy. He (Trump) says nobody is going to challenge us because we will be so strong. But that's not a strategy. It's just a kind of wish-fulfillment.” in the article Trump would spend billions more on military, but for what? experts ask. An other article where William Hartung has been quoted is Obama administration arms sales offers to Saudi top $115 billion: report.
Quotes by William Hartung
Sep 09 2016
I haven't seen any kind of strategy. He (Trump) says nobody is going to challenge us because we will be so strong. But that's not a strategy. It's just a kind of wish-fulfillment.
Sep 07 2016
The more recent deals that have involved resupplying Saudi Arabia with ammunition, bombs, and tanks to replace weaponry used up or damaged in the war in Yemen are no doubt driven in part by the effort to 'reassure' the Saudis that the U.S. will not tilt towards Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal.
Sep 07 2016
It's time for the Obama administration to use the best leverage it has - Saudi Arabia's dependence on U.S. weapons and support - to wage the war in Yemen in the first place.
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