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The New Military Industrial Congress Complex

Why As Much Military Spending as Before Communist Crash? 

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Now it's called the Military-Industrial-Congress Complex, as weapons manufacturers have assembled sub-contractors in every state, e.g. the F-22 has them in 42 states.  On any war or bombing issue most establishment Republicans and Democrats are in favor (witness the Republican Senate Committee Chairmen who supported bombing Serbia) while it's Freshman/Sophomore Republicans in Congress and old Liberals and minorities which are more opposed.    Washington's establishment (journalists, think tanks, military, Congressmen, FBI/CIA security establishment nearly all thrive on war and conflict overseas).  Think Tanks subsidized by the Complex are a new,  major force for unending wars.  Now with Iraq we see the same forces at play.  When Bush first came in, before 9/11, they made aggressive tones towards Russia, then China was the objective of the War Party, now it's the Muslims, but any war will do. Eisenhower Warning (Video)

An excellent introduction and update to the weapons manufacturers lobbying for an aggressive and antagonistic foreign policy, the abandonment of arms reductions treaties, and indeed the attack on Iraq, all before 9/11, is http://worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/TiesThatBind.html

3/20/06   War Profiteering Page  includes the classic analysis by Smedley Butler written in 1935

2/01/06   "Duke" Cunningham & Corruption in Military Procurement

10/06/05  Already 3rd Most Expensive War in US History  -- already $850 per American, $1.4 trillion before end

10/05/05  Bases, Bases, Everywhere --an empire of bases

  • How Washington's Pro-war Foundations Work
  • The Public Relations War Shop in Washington Rendon 
  • Weapons Industrial Complex  promotes strife for business
  • Military Industrial Think Tank Complex  Corporate Think Tanks and the Doctrine of Aggressive Militarism
  • 5/27Analysts warn of DOD budget 'train wreck'
  • 5/12  U.S. Arms Makers Awash in Cash -- Record Profits  -Billions prove embarrassing - making unnecessary weaponry for past wars  While Russia-US Nukes Still Face Off
  • Details of Waste in Supplemental Budget
  • 12/22/04  Iraq War a Success (for military industrial congress complex) -- follow the money and interests of those who sponsored it.  See also Return of the Military Industrial Complex

    6/10/04  Congress Backs Pentagon Budget Heavy on Future Weapons   F-22 has 1,000 sub-contractors in 43 states

    5/3/04  Military Industrial Complexes Today  by Karen Kwiatkowski

    No Rogue Nation Credible Missile Threat  & Mythical N. Korea Threat

    The Waste on Offensive Weapons   F-22's to fight Russian planes which don't exist   Osprey Costing More Billions --time to cancel it

    Fake Testing of Missile Defense, Cover up, Billions Being Wasted

    Congress Backs Pentagon Budget Heavy on Future Weapons   F-22 has 1,000 sub-contractors in 43 states

    Pentagon-Neocons' Advisory Panel --9 linked to billions of Pentagon contracts - War wanters' profits

    Military-Industrial Lobby - How it Works -guts arms control treaties so as to push new weaponry--retired generals, think tanks, wars

    Military-Industrial Complex Update     follow the money

    Military-Industrial Lobby -guts arms control treaties so as to push new weaponry--retired generals, think tanks, wars

    http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/papers/micr/mission.html    --Excellent Analysis--Why a 2 war strategy, Why are we spending nearly as much as before communist collapse?

    America's Most Lethal Export
    --Selling Hi-tech Weapons Abroad and then asking Congress for newer weapons funding because   foreigners own and know about our current hi-tech weapons.  NEW YORK TIMES article by Oscar Arias, Noble Peace Prize winner.  Welfare for Weapons Manufacturers

    Stock Market Profits for Weapons Manufacturers, List of Top Companies, Spending Breakdowns

    Cold War 2, Kosovo's Legacy Was it all planned to create a new Cold War 2 for interested parties.   Barbara Ehrenreich thinks so in this well thought out piece sent to us from a reader of the LA WEEKLY.

    Military-Industrial Complex 40 years later

    Waste in U.S. Military Budget irrelevant weapons, bloated officer corps, "a brontosaurus with three teeth"