While President Obama was tearing up to support his call for gun control, the U.S. military-industrial complex was celebrating its continued leadership in the sale of weaponry to foreign regimes.
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?
Senator Lindsey Graham recently told reporters today that his colleagues in Congress need to get behind Obama's targeted killing program, and protect the president from "libertarians and the left." And a leaked Department Of Justice white paper ex
A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defence.
Washington Post has unveiled its comprehensive, alarming, and much-anticipated report on "Top Secret America." The dedicated site details the billions of dollars in private, for-profit intelligence operations that have emerged since Sept. 11, 2001, w
Since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 top-secret intelligence gathering by the government has grown so unwieldy and expensive that no one really knows what it cost and how many people are involved, The Washington Post reported...
A group of retired military officials recently expressed concern that school lunches are a threat to national security... the food being fed to children at schools is making them "too fat to fight", leaving a considerable gap in military recruitment.
There really is nothing for us to win in Afghanistan. Our mission has morphed from apprehending those who attacked us, to apprehending those who threaten or dislike us for invading their country, to remaking an entire political system and a culture.
Pentagon leaders, the military services and contractors must work together to cut bloat and unnecessary programs, the chairman of the JCOS said Thursday. .The goal is to find more savings within the defense budget without cutting the top-line number
CBS News has learned in an exclusive report that the State Department has awarded a part of what was formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide a contract worth more than $120 million for providing security services in Afghanistan.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates rejected suggestions Sunday that US forces will move out of Afghanistan in large numbers in July of next year under a deadline set by President Barack Obama.
In simple English, he says that the countries that support the US intervention there get preferred access. Says it just like that. This is so crass….
Air Force Chief Gen. Norton Schwartz confirmed today what most everybody assumed would transpire, that the oft-delayed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program will most likely breach the Nunn-McCurdy statute that requires the Pentagon notify Congress if a
Iran could shower Europe with ‘scores or even hundreds’ of missiles in a single attack, America’s defence secretary warned today.
It used to be that El Mirage was like Chicken Little when it came to warning the world that the F-35 might be much louder than the F-16 and could mean intolerable noise level for area communities. Namely their own.
VALPARAISO - Residents cringed and plugged their ears as the sounds of fighter jets screamed, the shrieks so piercing that they may as well have been flying directly overhead - instead of coming out of loudspeakers.
U.S. industrial production remains well below its peak level. In the meantime, America's output of defense and space equipment, mostly tools of war, is at record levels. Industrial activity is clearly booming in the wrong place.
Tenuous though it may be, the Obama Administration maintains that it still intends to complete the Iraq military pullout by the end of December 2011. Even that won’t be the end of combat operations, however.
All of the spending on unnecessary wars adds up. The U.S. is adding trillions to its debt burden to finance its multiple wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, etc. Public sector spending - and mainly defense spending - has accounted for virtually all o
“A large-scale attack on Nato’s command and control systems or energy grids could possibly lead to collective defence measures under article 5,” the experts said.
If Republicans are serious about reining in our out-of-control federal spending, they ought to start with the spending item that takes up 56 percent of our discretionary spending -- defense.
The "War Is Making You Poor Act" does 3 things: 1st, it requires the administration to carry out the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only the $549 bn set forth in the president’s budget for defense spending, without the $159 bn "emergency"
The "29 largest publicly traded defense contractors increased their use of offshore subsidiaries by 26 percent from 2003 to 2008." The "subsidiaries helped the contractors reduce taxes, in part by avoiding Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes"