The United States is interested in safeguarding the profits of monopoly capital, which carries politicians in Washington around in its pockets like loose change, writes Roger McKenzie.
Tag: Military Industrial Complex
Scott Ritter: The Best Speech I Never Gave
“I once was corrupted by the hatred that comes from fear generated by ignorance.” The author offers a text of a speech he wrote, but will not be giving at the Feb. 19 antiwar rally in Washington.
Fueling the Warfare State
In his annual examination of the U.S. “national security” budget, William D. Hartung finds budgetary malpractice on a grand scale.
Weapons Industry’s Investment in US Congress
The military industrial complex’s more than $10 million in annual campaign contributions both reward and encourage Congress to shovel money at the Pentagon, finds the advocacy group Public Citizen.
Military Industry Healthier Than Ever
Sadly, but all too predictably, Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops and contractors from Afghanistan hasn’t generated even the slightest peace dividend, writes William D. Hartung.
A People’s Guide to the War Industry -5: Portfolio of Conflicts
When war is profit, death ensures a healthy bottom line, writes Christian Sorensen in this final installment of his five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex.
William Hartung says the bombing of Gaza this month by the U.S.-financed and supplied Israeli military is just the latest example of the devastating toll exacted by American weapons transfers.
A People’s Guide to the War Industry -2: Profits & Deception
Christian Sorensen maps out the global system of weapons mongering. Second in a series of five articles on the U.S. military-industrial-congressional complex.
A People’s Guide to the War Industry
Profit alone drives the war industry, leaving behind piles of corpses, writes Christian Sorensen. First in a series of five articles about the military industrial congressional complex.
On War, Trump Has Largely Been an Appeaser
William J. Astore says the president isn’t ending these wars. He’s merely reducing the number of boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.