It’s well-known that Sidney Harman, the electronics mogul who just bought Newsweek, is married to Rep. Jane Harman, one of Washington’s heavyweights on intelligence.
NEW YORK — Share of imaging companies DigitalGlobe Inc. and GeoEye Inc. rose sharply Monday after both companies received multibillion dollar contracts to provide satellite photos to U.S. military and spy agencies.
Do you wonder how the government slips in those supposedly bullish data points about the economy, when everywhere you go you hear average people talking about how bad things are?
In his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned the American people against the “unwarranted” and “unprecedented” power of the military industrial complex.
Once a society ceases to be able to afford schools, public transit, paved roads, libraries and street lights -- or once it chooses not to be able to afford those things in pursuit of imperial priorities and the maintenance of a vast Surveillance...
Deep inside we love war. We want war. Need it. Relish it. Thrive on war. War is in our genes, deep in our DNA. War excites our economic brain. War drives our entrepreneurial spirit. War thrills the American soul. Oh just admit it, we have a love affa
One scene shared by all of the 20th century's bloodiest wars might have been lifted straight from The Road Warrior: a spectral landscape; buildings obliterated; blasted trees; a lifeless wasteland.
The whole article is educational and interesting,...but the big news is the last paragraph.
The Obama Administration, and the Bush Administration before it, have been treating this war as something of a mystery religion, with its true nature hidden from all but its trusted initiates...
A weapon developed by China: a carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that can be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 900 miles.
If the U.S. tries to open the Strait of Hormuz by force against Iran, I think it's likely that most of the fleet will soon be turned into an artificial reef that divers in future decades will explore with morbid fascination.
The soldier above is our modern, equipped and armed ground pounder - with full pack and weapon, ready to hike out from a base camp to patrol or fight. He or she has to be in really good physical condition as that pack weighs in at half his weight.
Under the threat of a veto by President Obama, the committee stripped from the 2010 Intelligence Authorization Act a provision that would have clarified the authority of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review U.S. intelligence agencies.
We now have 1,271 agencies employing more than 854,000 payrollers -- makes no sense, until one recognizes that this vast development must be for offensive, not defensive, purposes.
They are immune to argument, unable and unwilling to understand how militarism and imperialism are killing us and dragging us down into financial and moral bankruptcy. Sprung from the nexus of economics and foreign interventionism...
Rangel specifically said the legislation is designed to be used “during time of war.” On the day before Rangel’s slavery bill went to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Texas Rep. Louis Buller Gohmert introduced House...
The rabid calls for co-ordinated implementation of naked body scanners in airports across the planet, in the wake of the failed underwear bombing, will result in huge profits for the military industrial complex.
A Senate report released Thursday said that 4,900 to 6,600 graves among the 330,000 veterans and others buried at Arlington may be unmarked, improperly marked, or mislabeled on cemetery maps.
At the center, teenage boys sit in a row of Army-green recliners facing flat-screen monitors. They square off in video war games like the popular Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Once visitors register and prove they're 13 years or older...
So, there was a president, whose administration initiated these 2 wars. During the administrations, the opposition party continued to finance these wars. Then, the so called “change” president was voted into office to end both wars. Nothing happened.
“Top Secret America”—the sprawling, often dysfunctional surveillance-industrial complex that has ballooned into a $75 billion cash cow for private contractors since the 9/11 attacks. It was a disturbing portrait of chaos and inefficiency in the secto
If you don’t think that contracts—money—have a great deal to do with wars, reflect that all those hundreds of billions of dollars end up in pockets, and those pockets do not belong to soldiers. Makers of body armor, boots, ammunition, helicopters, on
Netanyahu must be feeling good about the prospects for pressuring Barack Obama to join an Israeli war of aggression against Iran. It was Netanyahu, after all, who declared in 2001, “I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily
Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of..
The solutions for the information technology enterprise multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a ceiling value of $6.6 billion for all awardees.
The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist withi
DHB, which specialized in making body armor used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, paid for more than $6 million in personal expenses on behalf of Mr. Brooks, covering items as expensive as luxury cars and as prosaic as party invitations, Ms.
If we empower a massive private industry this way to gorge on unchecked power and huge private profits at the public expense, all derived from Endless War and civil liberties abridgments, why would one expect anything other than Endless War and civil
U.S. spy agencies, the State Department and the White House had a collective panic attack Friday over a new Washington Post exposé on the intelligence-industrial complex. Reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin let it drop Monday morning.
A recent exposé in the Washington Post shows that if you have a security clearance and are comfortable being part of a lucrative “self-licking ice cream cone” then the “war on terror” is definitely for you!