Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M. get the money, dollar dollar bill, y'all! So rhymed Method Man, of the famed New York hip hop collective Wu Tang Clan, in 1993.
Arming America's combat aircraft, drones, and helicopters is an extremely expensive business.
The Trump Administration continues to spend billions developing and "upgrading" the nuclear weapons arsenal, claiming at the same time that it's in response to Russian moves and that it's "not an arms race." Is there solid evidence to back US claims.
The Pentagon's top policy official who warned against withholding military aid to Ukraine last year resigned on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump, according to a copy of his resignation letter obtained by CNN.
Sources say the list will closely follow an October report from a defense advisory board.
Newly leaked documents published by Popular Mechanics show that a shadowy Pentagon program produced reports investigating phenomena such as injuries from 'exotic' propulsion that mention UFOs.
Government Waste - Military Industrial Complex
The Pentagon has followed through with threats to drop its opposition to tighter sales restrictions involving American-made components, the WSJ reports, signaling that the Trump Administration is adopting a policy of no mercy as Germany's legislature
The annual charade of the Executive branch presenting a budget proposal for the next year began today. President Trump presented a massive $4.8 trillion budget proposal that gives the impression of slashing domestic spending while boosting spending o
"There's a bias in this town [Washington, DC] toward war," President Obama said to me and several others assembled in the White House's Roosevelt Room on September 10, 2015, almost seven years into his presidency
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.