Wartime contracting is more prone to waste than in-house spending because it is harder to keep tabs on the money and motives of the private contracting firms, says a bipartisan legislative commission.
As much as $60billion in U.S. funds has been lost to waste and fraud in the past decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has been claimed. The billions have been lost through lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and payoffs to warlor
For 2 years, the US regarded Rosoboronexport, Russia’s official weapons exporter, as an international pariah for selling arms to Iran and Syria. Then, the US suddenly lifted sanctions against it. Now the Pentagon has awarded the company a no-bid cont
The US has basically flushed $30 billion down the toilet, according to a bipartisan commission looking into the money spent on contracts and grants in Iraq and Afghanistan. It found that at least one out of every six dollars spent in the last 10 year
Sole source contracts, ranging from training to equipment, continue to be handed out on a near daily basis, often with little explanation beyond a stated “urgent requirement.”
As many as 2,000 Recon Scout Throwbot systems have been deployed by the US army and other international friendly forces so far. At the global level many law enforcement agencies have deployed the robots. The Recon Scout XT weighs only 1.2 lbs and can
In the past two years they have spent $24 billion on AC. That means that coalition forces spend more to keep themselves cool each year than Afghanistan’s GNP!. Every drop of fuel, drinking water as well as every morsel of food consumed on NATO bases
The cost of U.S. military intervention in Libya has cost American taxpayers an estimated $896 million through July 31, the Pentagon said today. Over the past 12 days, U.S. planes have flown 391 sorties for a total of 5,316 since April 1, according t
4 months ago, the Army put in a rush order for $2 million worth of ballistic underwear for service members. Recently, the Army again put in a rush order – this time for $19 million for “ballistic groin protection and armored exterior shorts.”
Body armor worth $2.5 billion that the Department of Defense's Inspector General found had been improperly tested poses no hazard to troops, according to the Army. The Army cut corners and skipped tests altogether on seven body armor contracts, a
"Although the Obama administration abandoned the Bush administration's global war terminology, it has largely adopted (the latter's) global war legal framework," Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union told AFP. With indefinite detention
The heart of Applied Energetics’ technology is an old idea: using a Tesla Coil-like device to shoot artificially created lightning. Such technology could, in theory, be used to pre-detonater IEDs, the roadside bombs that remain the leading killer of
The U.S. has dramatically ratcheted up the pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad, slapping new sanctions on key companies Wednesday as White House press secretary Jay Carney said the leader is guilty of “heinous actions” and...
The US would like China to explain why it needs an aircraft carrier amid broader concerns about Beijing's lack of transparency over its military aims. "We would welcome any kind of explanation that China would like to give for needing this kind of
The BAT-A system includes an enrollment kit consisting of a laptop and attached biometric collection devices capable of enrollment, verification and identity detection, together with mobile handheld devices for collecting, storing...
The struggle between the military/security complex and the financial sector comes down to a struggle over patronage. The military/security complex’s patronage network is built upon armaments factories and workforces, military bases...
If you look at a map of the Middle East, you will notice that Iran is totally surrounded by American military bases. Full spectrum dominance from the United States military industrial complex is alive and well in the region.
Yet more military activity hits the general public’s view, this time in Boston. Note: As you may know, The Intel Hub has covered the drills taking place over Boston for the past few days — now the cities mayor admits the drills were conducted by t
The view of Admiral William D. Leahy, Truman's own chief of staff, was typical: My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages.
Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima...
In case you were wondering if the debt-ceiling pact has ushered in a new age of thinking about military spending, the answer is no, hell no and no way. The hawks are determined to keep cuts in the Pentagon budget to a minimum over the next decade, an
In 120 countries across the globe, troops from Special Operations Command carry out their secret war of high-profile assassinations, low-level targeted killings, capture/kidnap operations, kick-down-the-door night raids, joint operations...
So in America, the light unto the world, American citizens are thrown out of their homes in order that banks can bulldoze their homes.
In the last month and a half, The Intel Hub has received hundreds of credible tips from citizens who witnessed and or photographed domestic military/foreign movements within The United States. While some of the reports can be written off as normal
Out of a bill that was supposed to cut government spending and waste wherever it is found, lawmakers managed to cobble together an additional $50 billion for the U.S. Defense Department's budget, using an accounting trick to disguise the move. Ins
The US is at the forefront of an international arms development effort that includes a remarkable assortment of technologies, which look and sound like they belong in a Hollywood science fiction thriller. From microwave energy blasters...
To give everybody an idea of how much the government spends each day on military contracts, the following information from the public affairs office of the Department of Defense is printed without further comment:
The man who headed the NSA and CIA under President George W. Bush suggested Friday that mercenaries were needed to deal with growing cyber threats. Gen. Michael Hayden told the Aspen Security Forum that in the near future, the Department of Defens
President Eisenhower’s and JFK's speech demonstrate that they knew what was to be feared by the American people then and now. Article "The Scientific Dictatorship Explained" included explains a lot.
And here’s the scary thing. In all the many examples of empires, none…not one…ever backed up. None ever renounced its imperial destiny. None ever thought better of it. Instead, they all went headlong…forward…until they finally got their butts...