New Report: More Than $1Billion From War Industry And Government Going To Think Tanks

By Cassandra Simpson, Responsible Statecraft. -

It’s well known that Pentagon contractors spend hundreds of millions each year on lobbying, but the other powerful weapon contractors wield to influence U.S. national security priorities — think [...]

Fortress On A Hill: Understanding The War Industry

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book “Understanding the War Industry”, a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war [...]

The CIA Democrats In The 2020 Elections

By Patrick Martin, WSWS. -

In the course of the 2018 elections, a large group of former military-intelligence operatives entered capitalist politics as candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination in 50 congressional [...]

UFO Hype Is Probably Just The US Military Lying Again

“No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public” reads a New York Times headline that is understandably attracting a great deal of attention today. True to form, [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Unbearable Violence Of Being American

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Intelligence. -

America’s military industrial complex and multiple presidential administrations have funnelled several generations of soldiers through unwinnable wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq [...]

The War Industry Threatens Humanity

By David Swanson, World Beyond War. -

I’m adding Christian Sorensen’s new book, Understanding the War Industry, to the list of books I think will convince you to help abolish war and militaries. See the list below. Wars are driven [...]

Trump’s Own Military Mafia

By Danny Sjursen, Tom Dispatch. -

Every West Point class votes on an official motto. Most are then inscribed on their class rings. Hence, the pejorative West Point label "ring knocker." (As legend has it, at military meetings a [...]

Rage Against The War Machine Marches To Call Out War Profiteers

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Washington, DC - On Friday, October 11, 100 anti-war activists took the streets of Washington, DC to visit offices of the War Machine as part of Cindy Sheehan's "Rage Against the War Machine" [...]

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 [...]

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