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 [...]

Protests, Arrests Outside Christening Of Destroyer

By Beth Brogan, www.bangordailynews.com -

By Beth Brogan for Bangor Daily News. BATH, Maine — A group of 12 protesters, several of them members of the organization Veterans for Peace, were arrested Saturday morning outside Bath Iron [...]

Permanent War State: Money Raining Down On US Military Complex

By Binoy Kampmark, www.globalresearch.ca -

By Binoy Kampmark for Global Research - The funding to continue the war against ISIL is an authorization of force against ISIL, albeit a quiet one, designed not to attract public attention. Jack [...]

New Mexico Thrives On Nuclear Bomb, Despite Pledge

By Len Ackland and Burt Hubbard, www.revealnews.org -

By Len Ackland and Burt Hubbard in Reveal News. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Standing next to a 12-foot nuclear bomb that looks more like a trim missile than a weapon of mass destruction, engineer Phil [...]

Weapon Makers Create Pressure Group For 2016 Election

By Lee Fang, www.firstlook.org -

Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers has formed a new pressure group, now active in Iowa and New Hampshire, to serve as the “premiere national security and foreign policy [...]