As Charles Koch Cultivates Anti-War Image, Koch Industries Profits From Defense Contracts

By Alex Kotch, Readsludge.com   -

The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry. Libertarian [...]

Merger Mania: The Military-Industrial Complex On Steroids

By William D. Hartung, Tomdispatch.com -

When, in his farewell address in 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the “unwarranted influence” wielded by the “military-industrial complex,” he could never have [...]

We Must Stop Our Nation’s Push For Relentless War

By Oliver Stone and Dan Kovalik, Information Clearinghouse. -

Former president Jimmy Carter recently made a profound and damning statement — the United States is the “most warlike nation in the history of the world.” Carter contrasted the United States with [...]

The Truth-Teller: From The Pentagon Papers To The Doomsday Machine

By Daniel Ellsberg, Countercurrents.org -

After graduating from Harvard with an economics degree and completing service in the US Marines, I worked as a military analyst at the RAND Corporation. In 1961, in that role, I went to Vietnam [...]

The F-35 Fighter Jet Will Cost $1.5 Trillion. It’s Time For New Priorities.

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout.org -

U.S. taxpayers are no strangers to getting saddled with monstrously expensive weapons programs at the expense of basic needs like food, shelter and education. The Pentagon paid $44 billion for 21 [...]

The Arms Industry Gains Even More Power In Washington, DC

By Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung, Tomdispatch.com -

The way personnel spin through Washington’s infamous revolving door between the Pentagon and the arms industry is nothing new. That door, however, is moving ever faster with the appointment [...]

Elizabeth Warren And The Military Industrial Complex

By Alexander Rubinstein, Mintpressnews.com -

WASHINGTON —  Senator Elizabeth Warren is making strides to characterize her foreign policy vision as a progressive one after she announced she’d be forming an exploratory committee for a [...]

In Yemen And Beyond, U.S. Arms Manufacturers Are Abetting Crimes Against Humanity

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies, Fpif.org -

Our leading weapons dealers have developed a business model that feeds on war, terrorism, chaos, political instability, and human rights violations. The Saudi bombing of a school bus in Yemen on [...]

War Is Big Business. We Need A Strengthened Movement To Challenge The Arms Industry

By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca -

Case in point, on April 7, 2017, Fortune reported, "Raytheon stock surged Friday morning, after 59 of the company's Tomahawk missiles were used to strike Syria in Donald Trump's first major [...]

Weapons Made In America

By Vijay Prashad, Newsclick.in   -

US President Donald Trump has made economic nationalism the centrepiece of his political agenda. ‘Made in America’ is one his touchstones. Trade wars are part of his arsenal. Last month, in the [...]

Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America

By John W. Whitehead, Informationclearinghouse.info -

“Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us? Do we need to spend more money on our military (about $600 billion this year) than the next seven countries combined? Do we [...]

Washington Post: US Military-Industrial Complex’s Chief Propagandist

By Eric Zuesse, Strategic-culture.org -

It used to be that the New York Times and the Washington Post competed against each other to be the chief propagandist for the hundred or so top firms who sell to the US federal government — the [...]

3 Big Ways The Military Industrial Complex Is Ruining Our Country

By Ria Modak, www.alternet.org -

By Ria Modak for AlterNet - Financially, taxpayers are getting screwed by every angle of the military industiral complex. The U.S. defense budget constitutes hundreds of billions of dollars. More [...]

Newsletter: The Immense Power We Must Confront

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Fifty-six years ago on January 17, 1961 President Eisenhower warned "In the councils of government, we must guard against the [...]

Trump Dossier Should Be Treated Skeptically But Taken Seriously

By Jim Naureckas, www.fair.org -

By Jim Naureckas for FAIR. But as the document circulated behind the scenes, a funny thing happened: People in governmental positions seemed to be taking it seriously. Senators Harry Reid [...]

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