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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
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 WeaponsF-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 WeaponsF-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
--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"