War would be a lot safer, the Army says, if only more of it were fought by robots. And while smart machines are already very much a part of modern warfare, the Army and its contractors are eager to add more. New robots — none of them particularly hu
Hope knows that unless we physically defy government control we are complicit in the violence of the state. All who resist keep hope alive. All who succumb to fear, despair and apathy become enemies of hope.
When the president decided to send more troops to a distant country during an unpopular war, one powerful senator had enough. He warned that the U.S. military could not create stability in a country "where there is chaos ... democracy where there
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
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.
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’.”