The "military/congressional/industrial complex" is so entrenched that it is virtually taboo to even discuss it in the media. We spend far more than any other country in the world on military -- almost as much as all the rest of the world combined. Rather than buying what is needed, we buy systems that contractors want us to buy -- such as ships, submarines, planes, tanks, etc., more appropriate for fighting the USSR than terrorists.
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News House and Senate Reach Compromise on Pentagon Bill
New York Times
House and Senate negotiators reached a final agreement on a Pentagon policy bill that would strengthen protections for military victims of sexual assault and keep the prison facility at Guantαnamo Bay open over President Obamas strenuous objections,
News Anarchy at door, West starts to rebuild Libyan army
Two years after NATO missiles helped rebels drive out Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is under siege from former rebel fighters who now flex their military muscle to make demands on the state, seize oilfields and squabble over post-war spoils.
News Drone Nation
The American love affair with drones (officially called unmanned aerial vehicles) extends to both military and law enforcement uses.
News CIA remains behind most drone strikes, despite effort to shift campaign to Defense
Six months after President Obama signaled his desire to shift the campaign to the Defense Department, the CIAs drone operations center in Langley, Va., is still behind the vast majority of strikes.
News EPIC Waste & Corruption at the Pentagon: Doctored Ledgers Leave $8.5 Trillion Unaccounted For
Excerpt from Reuters:
Because of its persistent inability to tally its accounts, the Pentagon is the only federal agency that has not complied with a law that requires annual audits of all government departments.
News Senior Navy civilians investigated in alleged scheme to defraud military for $1.6 million
Federal authorities are investigating three senior Navy intelligence officials as part of a probe into an alleged contracting scheme that charged the military $1.6 million for homemade firearm silencers that cost only $8,000 to manufacture, court rec
News US Navy admirals under investigation in widening bribery scandal
2 Navy admirals placed on temporary leave after their access to classified materials was suspended. This comes as part of a growing investigation into allegations that Naval officers illegally accepted bribes from a military contractor.
News Senate Panel Approves Intelligence Authorization Bill
A Senate panel approved its annual authorization of funding for intelligence operations, including measures to increase spy agencies' ability to prevent leaks of classified information like those by former National Security Agency contractor Edward S
News Why We Fight (A Film By Eugene Jarecki)
youtube (h/t Lew Rockwell blog)
"...WHY WE FIGHT, the film by Eugene Jarecki is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a "who's who" of military and beltway insiders.
News The Spying Industrial Complex
Congressman Alan Grayson
Many of us worry that Congressional Intelligence Committees are more loyal to the intelligence community that they are tasked with policing, than to the Constitution. And the House Intelligence Committee isnt doing anything to assuage our concerns
News Pentagon agency creating digital map of the world
Future military operations may use a constantly updated digital "image skin" for a comprehensive map of the world under development by the Pentagon's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
News Fat Leonard And The Sailors: Navy Rocked By New Contracting Scandal
No it is not the latest rock band. Fat Leonard is the nickname for the rotund contractor named Leonard Glenn Francis, chief executive of Glenn Defense Marine.
News GLPVC's TheRawFeedLive Presents Thomas Carey & Donald Schmitt's "Inside the Real Area 5
The true nature of what actually crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 remains classified. Only a select few have ever had access to the truth about what became known as Area 51. But what happened to the remnants of that crash is shrouded in even g
News The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies
Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Mercenaries, which had practically disappeared by 1960 ....
News In US military aid to Egypt, business as usual
by Anjali Kamat and Nicole Salazar
Exclusive data show that a steady stream of American military equipment continued to flow after the military coup
News Pentagon chief says shutdown hurts U.S. credibility with allies
The U.S. government shutdown will undermine American credibility abroad and lead allies to question its commitment to treaty obligations, the U.S. defense chief warned on Tuesday as he prepared to put 400,000 civilian workers on unpaid leave.
News Vetting military contractors: How did Navy Yard gunman get in?
Josh Levs, CNN
Lawmakers and military experts are calling out the vetting process for contractors and subcontractors. Did the military even know the things about Alexis that news agencies managed to find out within hours?
News Ron Paul: Has the Tide Turned Against the Warmongers?
Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk
Will the history books record these past couple of weeks as the point the tide finally turned against our interventionist foreign policy? We began September with the Obama Administration on the verge of launching Tomahawk missiles at Syria.
News The 7 Choices Left to the Military-Industrial Complex
Since 2002 the US government has presided over one of the most dramatic financial bubbles of all time: the bubble of the military-industrial complex. (A few will remember that Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans about this in 1961.)
News Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11
Washington has been at war for 12 years. According to experts such as Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, these wars have cost Americans approximately $6 trillion, enough to keep Social Security and Medicare sound for years.
News Five Acts of Terror Since 9/11. By the People We Chose to Protect Us.
Every clear-thinking American knows that education and jobs are needed more than armed guards in poor neighborhoods.
News No economic espionage? NSA docs show US spied on Brazil oil giant Petrobras
Despite earlier US assurances that its Department of Defense does not engage in economic espionage in any domain, a new report suggests that the intelligence agency NSA spied on Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras.
News President Obama & the Military-Industrial Complex March in Lockstep Into Another Military Debacle
michael payne, OEN
There's not much doubt that this president has now fully embraced the agenda of the MIC, one that involves the perpetuation of wars and military conflicts that supply a continuous stream of massive profits into their bloodstained coffers. These corpo
News 6 Groups that Will Win Big From a War with Syria
It has to be obvious to almost everyone that the US war machine is trying desperately to get another war going and at least for the moment failing miserably.
Headlines: 6 Groups that Will Win Big From a War with Syria -- President Obama & the Military-Industrial Complex March in Lockstep Into Another Military Debacle -- No economic espionage? NSA docs show US spied on Brazil oil giant Petrobras -- Five Acts of Terror Since 9/11. By the People We Chose to Protect Us. -- Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9/11 -- The 7 Choices Left to the Military-Industrial Complex -- Ron Paul: Has the Tide Turned Against the Warmongers? -- Vetting military contractors: How did Navy Yard gunman get in? -- Pentagon chief says shutdown hurts U.S. credibility with allies -- American Exceptionalism!!! -- In US military aid to Egypt, business as usual -- The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies -- 'Shock Doctrine' Americana: Endless War as the Ultimate Business Model -- GLPVC's TheRawFeedLive Presents Thomas Carey & Donald Schmitt's "Inside the Real Area 5 -- Fat Leonard And The Sailors: Navy Rocked By New Contracting Scandal -- Turkey's Arms Purchase Should Jolt U.S. Alliance Policies -- Pentagon agency creating digital map of the world -- The Spying Industrial Complex -- Why We Fight (A Film By Eugene Jarecki) -- Senate Panel Approves Intelligence Authorization Bill -- US Navy admirals under investigation in widening bribery scandal -- Senior Navy civilians investigated in alleged scheme to defraud military for $1.6 million -- EPIC Waste & Corruption at the Pentagon: Doctored Ledgers Leave $8.5 Trillion Unaccounted For -- The Rothschild empire is almost complete -- CIA remains behind most drone strikes, despite effort to shift campaign to Defense -- Tyrannosaurus Pentagonus: The Road to Extinction -- Drone Nation -- Anarchy at door, West starts to rebuild Libyan army -- House and Senate Reach Compromise on Pentagon Bill --