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The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.
Private companies building and selling guns is not the same thing as the government encouraging their use in other nations’ war zones, but President Eisenhower’s prescient warning is great food for thought.
There is no question that the United States has the biggest, strongest, costliest armaments in the world and it devises the rules by which other nations use or display their ships, troops, and arms.
Every child killed or maimed by US-made weapons inevitably creates enemies among survivors.
Weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon were promoted, with articles naming North Korea as a particular threat and reason to augment weapons systems.
How have the five largest U.S. defense firms fared over the past five years? Their stock is up an average of 220 percent.
As Lee Fang observed recently in The Intercept, “The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries.”
William Hartung, a Fellow at the Center for International Policy, reports that major weapons contractors like Bechtel and Boeing reap huge profits from weapons upgrades. Lockheed Martin “gets two bites at the apple”…
Why has waste at the Pentagon been so hard to rein in? The answer is, in a sense, not complicated: the military-industrial complex profits from waste. Closer scrutiny of waste could mean not just cheaper spare parts, but serious questions about whether cash cows like the F-35 are needed at all. An accurate head count of the hundreds of thousands of private contractors employed by the Pentagon would reveal that a large proportion of them are doing work that is either duplicative or unnecessary.
A look at the list of people and military manufacturing corporations involved says it all.
NOVA faulted for failing to disclose funder’s interest in drones By Elizabeth Jensen Current.org, March 18, 2013 Editor’s Notes: If you have not seen it, this PBS program is an extremely slick propaganda piece for the use of military drones, those that carry the bombs and are being used by the CIA to kill civilians […]
Ashamed to be an American By Timothy V. Gatto Tuesday, 12 March 2013 MWCNews What in the world is going on in the west? I’m talking about Europe and America and all the players in the Middle East and Africa. The entire scenario smells like rotten fish (more like decaying bodies). I’m tired of holding my tongue […]
Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, C-130 Math and a Cargo of Pork Posted by Jeremiah Goulka at 8:54am, March 10, 2013 TomDispatch.com Bipartisanship in Washington is a rare thing these days. However, no beltway battle in recent memory has been quite as partisan as the one over sequestration and its $85 billion in across-the-board government spending cuts. Yet, for all the […]
Watch the Video | Share It With Your Friends Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is flagrantly advocating for war profiteers at the expense of real security for the American people. He’s trying to browbeat Congress and other officials into continuing to send huge sums of our money to war profiteers who are killing jobs and ripping off the taxpayer. Our […]
TWISTED UP BY A SUPER COUP D’ETAT By Bruce K. Gagnon (about the author) opednews.com\ The Boston Globe had a blaring headline on August 15: ‘Doomsday’ defense cuts directly affect panel members – Large military contractors are in their states. Put your ear to the railroad tracks and you can hear the train coming. Now that the new 12-member […]