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Hartung, a TomDispatch regular, is the director of the Arms and Security
Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of Prophets of
War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.
Unlike almost everything else in
Washington, Democrats and Republicans always see more or less eye to eye on the
military budget. Never has a society
spent more for less.
General Mattis, now shaping Washington’s Iran
policy, asked by President Obama what he thought were the top three
threats, replied “Number one: Iran. Number two: Iran. Number three: Iran.”