No Middle East nation has ever been victorious against either the US or Israel and to declare victory against both will make Iran the leading nation across the entire region, at least for the people in the street.
An “extraordinary increase” over the $21.4 billion in deals for 2010
Condoleezza Rice was asked if the war in Iraq was worth it? .... [Iraq] "becoming for instance the fourth-largest purchaser of American military equipment in the Middle East. That’s called a strategic trade-up....."
How a defense-based industry is preparing to fill the home skies with robots
This article titled “The Slow Motion Coup: Militarization and the Implications of Eisenhower’s Prescience” is certainly one of the most important articles I’ve read all year; the author is William J. Olsen, Chairman of the Department of Strategic Stu
When are we, as a nation, going to have a frank discussion about drones and remote-controlled killing?
Pentagon planners will consider adding bombers and attack submarines as part of a growing U.S. focus on security challenges in the Asia-Pacific, a senior Defense Department official said on Wednesday. "We will take another look" at sending more su
Billions of taxpayer dollars are vanishing in Iraq as the government fails to properly monitor its spending.
It was Jan. 15, 2004, and TomDispatch had only been in existence for a year when Chalmers Johnson, author of the prophetic book Blowback (published in 2000 and a bestseller after the 9/11 attacks), did a piece for this site titled “America’s Empire o
Why we should worry about the worldwide proliferation of small American military bases
Since 2009, Raytheon has been experimenting with what it understatedly calls a Small Tactical Munition. It’s a laser-guided bomb less than two feet long and barely a 10th the weight of the Hellfire missiles that the iconic Predators and Reapers pack.
A smaller percentage of us - less than 1% - serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington's constant warring in distant lands seems barely to touch the lives of most Americans.
Where does one go to shop for the latest in military weapons and training? Amman, Jordan, at the Special Operations Forces Expo (SOFEX).
A six-year U.S. probe found that Pratt & Whitney, a key military hardware supplier to the U.S., sold China the software and engines needed to make its first-ever modern attack helicopter.
We have a military/industrial complex supported by friends in congress that thrives on $500 million dollar F-22 airplanes to attack men on camels carrying AK-47 rifles. We engage in $10 billion dollars a month wars in Iraq and Afghanistan paid for by
United Technologies, a major defense contractor, and 2 of its subsidiaries acknowledged covering up the illicit sale of sensitive military software to China — technology the country used to develop its first attack helicopter.
Right before Election Day, Lockheed Martin is likely to notify the “vast majority” of its 123,000 workers that they’re at risk of being laid off, said Greg Walters, the company’s vice president of legislative affairs.
This war [on terror] was never really just about terrorists, of course. It's largely about keeping the military-industrial complex steaming ahead.
The power grab of Egypt’s military is repulsive. The United States must state unequivocally that military aid to Egypt will stop. Continuing aid to dictators would make a mockery of our traditional values.
How hard a bargain will officers involved in procurement planning or specifications drive when they are one or two years from retirement and have the example to look at of over 2,000 fellow officers doing well on the outside after retirement?
Recovery may be slow in the U.S and many areas are facing cutbacks in the public sector such as education. However foreign military sales are heading for a record year. Boeing made F-15 fighter jets in sales to Saudi Arabia at a cost of $29.4 billion
If you don’t have time to read any Chalmers Johnson or Noam Chomsky or Jeremy Scahill’s Blackwater (all of which effectively negate all of Maddow’s naïve solutions), Drift is something you could bring to the beach.
CACI announced today that it has been selected by the NITAAC to continue its support as a prime contractor on the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners (CIO-SP3) government-wide acquisition contract. With a ceiling value of $20 billion.
The Center for International Policy released a new report this month focusing on the nuke lobby — the coalition of defense contractors and former government officials who continue to push for costly Cold War-style nuclear stockpile and delivery syste
In the early years of China's rise to economic and military prowess, the guiding principle for its government was Deng Xiaoping's maxim: "Hide Your Strength, Bide Your Time." Now, more than three decades after paramount leader Deng launched his re
The St. George bank teller had a simple question for Christopher Harris: Why did he consistently withdraw $9,000 at a time, over and over and over? Harris had an equally simple answer. He told the clerk he didn’t want to go over the $10,000 mark, at
How millions in campaign cash and revolving-door lobbying have kept America's atomic arsenal off the chopping block.
Traditionally wartime presidents reap big defense contractor rewards in the form of campaign donations, and by the looks of the pre-election contributions, Obama is poised to be the winner.
ManTech International Corporation (MANT) has been awarded the $2.85 billion MRAP Contractor Logistics Sustainment and Support (CLSS) Services contract by the U.S. Army’s TACOM Contracting Center to continue providing logistics sustainment and suppor
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta used a visit to Vietnam to make clear Washington's intent to aid allies in the Asia-Pacific region develop and enforce maritime rights in the South China Sea, which Beijing largely claims.