The Washington Post showered its readers with 20,000 words, hundreds of statistics, and dozens of pie-charts - not to mention a database of the 1,931 contractors doing top-secret work for the government - that paint a dazzling, mind-boggling picture.
Unisys will compete for a slice of a $1 billion federal intelligence contract, the information technology company said Thursday. Unisys and a dozen other companies will compete on task orders for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Business and government have become one big entity. As a stimulus of the industrial-military complex, tens of thousands of U.S. troops have been in S. Korea, Japan and Germany for 50 years. Alternet counts 737 U.S military bases with 2,500,000 person
The Democrats and Republicans have enthusiastically joined hands to create a global police/national security state-within-a-state of unimaginable reach and power.
"Top Secret America" has done a superb job of charting an intelligence community so big and unwieldy, and so layered with redundant operations, that it is "a hidden world, growing beyond control."
The U.S. Navy has used a a laser weapon to shoot down four unmanned aerial vehicles in a test that rings up memories of Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" missile defense shield in the 1980s.
The network is incomprehensively vast, spanning nearly 1,300 government organizations and 2,000 private companies...the human instinct to seek status also fed the intelligence networks’ unprecedented bloat. “"If he has one, then I have to have one.’
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.
In fiscal 2009, the DLA granted BP a total of 26 contracts valued at $2.2 billion, or nearly 12% of overall fuel purchases, making it the military’s largest fuel supplier that year. DLA currently has no plans to replace BP as a supplier.
John McCain: Spending for teachers, it's pork, but we need to keep that military industrial complex going and make sure that the people "making those wonderful missiles"... the "job creators", have their taxes cut.
As reported in SPIES FOR HIRE, 70 percent of our intelligence budget goes to these companies. Officially nearly 40,000 private contractors are working for intelligence agencies, bringing the total number of IC employees to more than 135,000.
At his 1960 Presidential farewell speech, President Eisenhower warned the American people of the unprecedented and unwarranted power of the military industrial complex and the dangers it posed to the civil liberties American people (see http://www.yo
Washington's intelligence establishment appears to be in panic mode over an upcoming Washington Post series about runaway growth in defense and intelligence spending. A State Department email has accused the Post of planning to make public "top secre
Over 1,100 pages of previously classified Vietnam-era transcripts released this week by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee highlight the fact that several Senators knew that the White House and the Pentagon had deceived the American people...
The subject of military expenditures has been glaringly absent from public debate. Yet the Pentagon budget for 2010 is $693 billion -- more than all other discretionary spending programs combined. Even subtracting the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afg
Uganda attacks serve to accelerate integration of Africom, new world order takeover of continent
America is in crisis. . .Since the early 1960’s, America’s military-industrial-intelligence complex has thwarted all efforts to create a more just society; preferring instead to assert a naked and brutal will to power.
The total federal budget for the 2011 fiscal year, which has to be voted by Congress by this Oct. 1, looks to be about $3 trillion. Total military spending of $1.26 trillion includes the Pentagon budget request of $721 billion, plus an estimated $220
“The types of conflict that we are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I think are likely to be fighting here for a decade or so, are focused on the people,” Casey, the army's Chief of Staff, said Friday night at the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festiva
Mike Prokosch is among the organizers of the 25% Solution campaign in Massachusetts, which aims to cut a quarter, or about $250 billion, from the Pentagon and other military agencies and institutions. The campaign wants to redirect this money to soci
Three news features appearing earlier this week highlight tensions between the United States and the People's Republic of China that, at least in relation to the language used to describe them, would have seemed unimaginable even a few months ago
A great deal of hawkish rhetoric in recent years has focused on the threat of terrorism, and a huge amount of money has been shoveled into the Iraq and Afghanistan, but this is not nearly sufficient an excuse for spending the big bucks.
Barack Obama's crippling inheritance as President of the United States is the near-five-decade failure of the nation's political leadership to heed President Dwight D. Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex.
Why do our elites so readily and regularly give war, not peace, a chance? What exactly are the wellsprings of Washington’s (and America’s) behavior when it comes to war and preparations for more of the same?
Issues addressed included: -- the notion that the "basic authority of a modern state over its people resides in its war powers; -- world peace would cause "unparalleled and revolutionary" social structure changes;
The government’s “spending on weapons through 2016 likely will grow faster than the overall defense budget, which will have annual increases of only about 1 percent above inflation”, Mr. Cappacio reported.
This Military-Industrial-Complex has now “morphed into a new type of public-private partnership — one that spans military, intelligence, and homeland-security contracting — that amounts to a ‘national security complex’.”