At Counterpunch, Michael Hudson has penned an important article that outlines the important connections between US foreign policy, oil, and the US dollar.
Afghanistan - Military Industrial Complex
Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC, double recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. "I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers." (Publisher Recommended)
America's military forces aren't being deployed abroad to protect our freedoms here at home. Rather, they're being used to guard oil fields, build foreign infrastructure and protect the financial interests of the corporate elite.
Lockheed Martin, famous for its fighter planes, helicopters and missiles, saw its stock price spike to over $416, a jump of seven percent almost overnight. Raytheon and General Dynamics saw similar increases.
The Trump Administration's inability to reach an agreement for the basing of 28,000 troops in South Korea highlights an increasing phenomenon across the US military empire: as the cost of US "protection" keeps going up, the value of that protection -
The Marines are emulating 'Ender's Game' and the Army is dreaming of 'Starship Troopers.' The taxpayer should be looking for an exit.
We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan - we didn't know what we were doing. What are we doing here? We didn't have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking. Another interviewee, Col. Bob Crowley, stated,
As usual, when it comes to the warfare/welfare state there is no rancor in Washington. All the pretend acrimony between Republicans and Democrats is thrown out and consensus is magically reached. This week another massive military spending bill was a
A new report by Brown University's Costs of War Project now estimates that by the end of fiscal year 2020, the US will have "spent" $6.4 trillion on a global "war on terror" in which more than three million people have died. And what do we have to sh
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned during a speech on artificial intelligence at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence public conference Tuesday (Nov. 05) that China is exporting a series of "next-generation drones" to count
Customs and Border Protection agreed to pay $9.89 million for Winchester Ammunition Inc.'s special 9mm hollow point Luger rounds through a near-term contract made public Oct. 24. The bullets are needed by the CBP as it transitions to Glock Inc.'s
v There is a reason the military industrial complex and the CIA in particular has been for decades the most powerful influencer in Hollywood. As Etienne de la Boetie explained over 500 years ago, the monopoly of state power rests on the willing
President Trump addressed Washington's backlash against his decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria at a press conference on Wednesday by saying the "Military Industrial Complex" has "tremendous power" and "make a lot of money" off war.
SecDef: Deployment focused on air and missile defense
Russia Cements Arctic Dominance, Deploys Impenetrable Missile Defences, World's Most Powerful
The Pentagon is using a moral panic over "fake news" to gain influence over the domestic news landscape
The US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, is so over-budget and riddled with errors that it's practically useless. Never is it asked whether we need such a ship for the defense of this country. It is about spending and maintaining s
Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel "large-scale, automated disinformation attacks," as the top Republican in Congress blocks efforts to protect the integ
The Pentagon is deploying troops to Saudi Arabia in order to defend the U.S. and its allies from "credible threats." It is important to note that there are already U.S. troops inside Saudi Arabia, contrary to official reports.