The Obama administration is planning on a $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, the biggest U.S. weapons sale ever, and is working on selling tens of billions of dollars’ worth more to the kingdom. The White House will tout the deal, involving adv
Did 9/11 make us all go mad? How fitting, in a weird, crazed way, that the apotheosis of that firestorm nine years ago should turn out to be a crackpot preacher threatening another firestorm with a Nazi-style book burning of the Koran.
President Barack Obama has today extended for another year the state of emergency President George W. Bush declared after the 9/11 attacks.
I was warned, before raising the possibility of an Israeli connection to 9/11, that I was touching a live wire, that my career – such as it is – would be destroyed, and that I would be banished to the hinterlands...
The following information is taken from a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 25, 2010. Please read Blackwater Used More Than 30 Front Companies to Obtain Government Contracts. Thanks to Corey Pein of War Is Business for transc
Despite two disastrous wars and a global war on terror now considered “multigenerational", trillions of lost dollars, and staggering numbers of deaths (if you happen to include Iraqi and Afghan ones), the U.S. military mustn’t in any way slack off.
According to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Blackwater has created 31 shell companies in order to win military and CIA contracts worth nearly a $Bn without revealing its notorious name.
Does anyone on earth, even among the most moronic of the flag-waving American super-patriots, believe that the bankrupt United States government spent three trillion borrowed dollars to remove one man, Saddam Hussein, in order to free Iraq...
A former senior employee of a U.S. military contractor pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to pay $360,000 in bribes to U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at a U.S. military base in Kuwait, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer o
Military sales, which often include lengthy maintenance and training contracts, are part of U.S. efforts to maintain a relationship with Iraq. These sales will rank Iraq one of the biggest customers for U.S. military arms and equipment. The Iraqi air
"My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy...
War is widely thought to be linked to economic good times. The second world war is often said to have brought the world out of depression, and war has since enhanced its reputation as a spur to economic growth. . . Today, we know that this is nonsens
By contrast, military manufacturing is now 123 percent greater than it was in 2000 -- it has more than doubled while the rest of the manufacturing sector has been shrinking...
Contractor officials and employees are involved in all aspects of governing and negotiating "over policy making, implementation, and enforcement," as one legal scholar has noted. Yet Contractor companies are responsible for making a profit for their
A former DOD contract employee pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to bribe U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at an Army base in Kuwait, and to money laundering conspiracy, announced the Assistant Attorney General. Agrees to Forfeit $650,000 t
Sidney Harman, who just bought Newsweek magazine, has for years been influential in the area of national security—and not just through his marriage to Rep. Jane Harman.
Every US leader since World War II had embraced the idea that superior military power would guarantee American security. . . Washington wants guns, and the American people want butter. Massive, habitual deficit spending “satisfies both appetites, wit
an American sale of 84 F-15s and dozens of Blackhawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia as part of a 30 billion dollar deal. . . US offers Israel defence contract worth $4bn that will provide F-35s, which cost 150-160 million dollars apiece. Israel expected
The entire freshman class at Carvers Bay High School has been automatically enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, a military-sponsored program that trains high school students in military discipline and concepts.
The Pentagon will release the names and roles of retired generals and admirals it hires to advise the military, the No. 2 Defense official announced today in an opinion piece in USA TODAY. As late as Monday, the Pentagon had considered shielding
When wars are fought for profit, the danger arises from mixing the greed of corporations with the power for world dominance of the military. The Military Industrial Complex in the U.S. is a strong alliance of corrupt politicians, the militarists, an
There has been a feeding frenzy at the Pentagon budget trough since the 9/11 attacks. Pretty much anything the military chiefs and industry lobbyists pitched, Congress approved–no matter the cost and no matter if the weapons programs were over budget
It’s one of the most powerful addictions formed by government since the Sept. 11 hijackings. Blooming in every corner of the country are high-tech command facilities for fighting terrorism, battling crime linked to national security...
The vaunted “antiwar” candidate – whose victory was hailed by United for Peace and Justice and lefties as far left as Socialist Action – is turning into Lyndon Baines Johnson and Richard Nixon rolled into one, with the belligerent instincts...
Virtually none of the newly aggressive steps undertaken by the United States government have been publicly acknowledged.
"Why do you want to run the risk of taking away this good friend of the Iraqi people, and this sort of stabilizing, independent, neutral capability in the form of the United States military, when you're not yet sure all the Iraqi wounds have...
Of all the spending cuts and budget battles the Pentagon is confronting, none is causing more angst than Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's vow to start getting rid of generals and admirals.
The movie trailer was easy to find, but the CNN piece with Anderson Cooper has been scrubbed from CNN, AC 360, Google video, and Youtube. I was able to locate only one copy of this video, which contains an expletive.
Logan is now married to Joseph Burkett, described variously as “defense contractor” and “war contractor in Iraq.” No red flags there? Let’s get real. In fact, Logan produced a piece for 60 Minutes last year that served as a shill for Air Force drones
Jon Leibowitz (now Chairman of the FTC) and Ruth Marcus (Editor Washington Post) married in 1994. They were the perfect Washington power couple: He was chief counsel to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) and she was a White House correspondent for the Washingt