Tag Archives: Military Industrial Complex

Harry Targ :
Break up the banks and the military/industrial complex!

What Hillary Clinton calls ‘American leadership’ is more about militarism than statesmanship. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2016 Hillary Clinton recently declared that she was the only candidate who had the knowledge and experience to … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Latest Plan for Perpetual War

“Perpetual War Machine” by Peter Passuntino / Painting Matters.The Congress, the President, andthe latest plan for perpetual war By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / May 25, 2011 What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, … Continue reading

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Ted McLaughlin : U.S. Military Spending Way Out of Whack

Hogging the pie:U.S. military spending gone wild By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2011 The chart above shows just how much out of whack the United States spending on its military really is. The U.S. has … Continue reading

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Harry Targ : Words Still Matter

Dwight D. Eisenhower. Photo by George Skadding / Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images.Words still matter:Speeches that speak to our times By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / January 3, 2011 This conjunction of an immense military establishment … Continue reading

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Just What We Needed: A New Cluster Bomb

What cynicism – “clean battlefield operation.” There is no reality left in those in the power of the military-industrial complex. I believe even Dwight Eisenhower, as reactionary as he was, would be astounded at the thinking and the behavior of … Continue reading

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Spending on Peace Is More Cost Effective

Military spending is set to rise 34% by 2012.The purchasing power of peaceBy Jorn Madslien / June 3, 2009 Purchasing power long ago overtook manpower as the most important lever in the race towards military might. Currently, personnel expenditure accounts … Continue reading

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Anti-Military Industrial Complex Protest in Vermont

Vermont Against General Dynamics: Confronting the Military Industrial ComplexBy Ben Dangl / November 16, 2008 On November 1st, in Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, one hundred activists gathered to protest against General Dynamics, a weapons manufacturer operating in the state. … Continue reading

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It Is Remarkable How Prescient Eisenhower’s Concerns Were

Sanders Demands Answers on War Profiteering, CorruptionBy Bob Geiger / September 15, 2008 Invoking Republican president Dwight Eisenhower’s warning against the rise of the “military industrial complex,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave a good speech on the Senate floor late … Continue reading

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Where Iraqi Spending Priorities Lie

Please keep this in perspective: Iraq does not provide potable water for the majourity of its citizens, there are still 4 million Iraqis displaced because of ethnic cleansing (termed “civil war” by the US), cholera has become a majour concern … Continue reading

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FILM : ‘WHY WE FIGHT’ — The Dominant Role of the Military in American Life

WHY WE FIGHT: ‘We must understand the underlying disease itself’By William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog / September 5, 2008 One may scarcely witness the cascading events of the last decade without feeling a sense that something is going … Continue reading

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Bill Moyers and Prof. Andrew J. Bacevich on The Limits of Power

Andrew J. Bacevich, retired Army colonel and Boston University professor, is interviewed by Bill Moyers.Former Army colonel Bacevich urges us ‘to take a step back and connect the dots between U.S. foreign policy, consumerism, politics, and militarism’August 15, 2008 See … Continue reading

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McCaskill Takes On Military Industrial Complex

A Governmental Accountability Office report has found that Defense Contract Audit Agency officials and major defense contractors successfully pressured Pentagon auditors to hide damaging facts about the performance and costs of weapons systems. Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek / AP.Freshman senator … Continue reading

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