Tag: Military Industrial Complex

Born in Gaffney, South Carolina, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson achieved the rank of full Colonel during a distinguished 31-year career in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1997 in which he served as an assistant to Colin Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Wilkerson later served...
Calhoun Also Received $15 Million in Extra Stock Shares! He and Other Top Defense Contractor Executives Are Being Put on Trial by Citizen-Peace Group Holding Them Accountable for Their Crimes Life is great for Boeing CEO David Calhoun, who was paid a salary of $22.5 million in 2023 and received...
In early January 2009, a thirteen-year-old girl named Almaza Samouni watched in horror as 30 members of her family were killed while her home in Gaza was shelled by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during Operation Cast Lead. Among the victims was her brother, who was struck by a...
This Military Paradox Could Very Well Lead to Nuclear Armageddon In 1949 the U.S. War Department changed its name. Branches of the armed forces were then administered under a new name: the Department of Defense. This newly defined mandate of defending the United States should have been a relatively easy and inexpensive task. Geography...
CIA Cutout Spends $5 Million Per Year to Spread Anti-China Propaganda While Congress Chips in at Least $500 Million In 2021, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a CIA cutout provided $5 million in grants to anti-Chinese government groups. The main purpose was to try to destabilize China and...
Ideally, Warren’s report would precipitate a much larger congressional investigation of the military-industrial complex modeled after the 1934 Nye Committee hearings. At the end of April, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, released an investigative report: “Pentagon Alchemy: How Defense Officials Pass Through...
The Pentagon has awarded the defense giant Raytheon Technologies, the second largest weapons-maker in the world, over $30 billion in government contracts since Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III’s confirmation on January 22nd, 2021. Austin was on Raytheon’s board of directors prior to his confirmation. Austin at the time had made...
Arms Industry and U.S. Government Have Now Practically Merged The United States’s imperial foreign policy has been evident since day one, but especially starting with the Gilded Age and the arrogant doctrine of Manifest Destiny of the mid-19th century. The imperial “cause” continued through the decades leading up to today.  And...
The military’s deep penetration into all aspects of American life has hampered the development of a strong anti-war movement—at a time when it is desperately needed. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across the U.S. in the last few years to decry police brutality, to oppose...
So why do climate justice groups like 350.org support the war in Ukraine? While the world’s climate negotiators gathered for the COP27 summit in Egypt, a new report published by the Transnational Institute, a Dutch think tank, emphasizes how rising global military spending is a great threat to efforts to...