Artificial intelligence, lethal autonomous weapons, hypersonic missiles, cyber battles: The Arms Control Association rings alarm bells over the rush to develop these and other advanced military technologies.
Category: Military Industry
SCOTT RITTER: Germany Risks Forgetting Its History
In deciding to supply Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, Olaf Scholtz breaks the self-imposed constraints on the military’s role in German foreign policy that had been in place since the end of WWII.
War Profiteers Oversee Pentagon Spending
The foxes are guarding the hen house with billions under review by the Commission on the National Defense Strategy, writes Eli Clifton. And the potential conflicts of interest start at the top.
SCOTT RITTER: The Nightmare of NATO Arms to Ukraine
The West’s recent approval of more military assistance for Kiev risks nuclear nightmare, fails Ukrainian expectations and rebukes the World War II history enshrined in a prominent Soviet war memorial in Berlin.
We’ve Reached Peak Zelensky. Now What?
After the farcical, almost psychotic over-promotion, Robert Freeman says the only place for the Ukrainian president to go from here is down. And, that is surely coming. Soon.
Chris Hedges: Democrats Are a Party of War
The Democratic Party has become the party of permanent war, fueling massive military spending which is hollowing out the country from the inside and flirting with nuclear war.
UN Report: 11,000 Children Killed in Yemen
The true death toll of children is likely far higher as millions face hunger and disease, UNICEF said.
Global Arms Sales Grow for 7th Consecutive Year
In SIPRI’s latest tracking, the U.S. remains dominant, China is in distant second, Russia has semiconductor and sanctions problems, Israeli sales are boosted by the Washington-mediated Abraham Accords and a Taiwanese company enters the top 100 for the first time.
Caitlin Johnstone: Ukraine as Weapons Testing Site
In addition to advancing longstanding U.S. geo-strategic aims, it seems the proxy war in Ukraine is also being used to sharpen the imperial war machine’s claws for a looming hot war with China and/or Russia.
Opening the Floodgates for Profiteers of War
If it passes, the Reed/Inhofe amendment invoking wartime emergency spending powers will give the merchants of death what they are looking for, write Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies.