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Indefensible: The Truth About Pentagon Spending

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

With the U.S. war in Iraq officially over and our operations in Afghanistan drawing down, this is the perfect time to stop partisan squabbling and rethink the way we fund the Pentagon

Lawmakers complain about monopoly space launch deal

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Zach ToombsiWatch NewsFor six years, the Air Force has relied mostly on a single, high-cost rocket manufacturer to loft its reconnaissance, communi...

The McCain and Lockheed Dots Are Connecting

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

John McCain and the Lockheed-Martin have been behaving in ways that parallel each other. That could be explained by their common political objectives, or by a separate action by McCain that was only recently uncovered by some watchdogs. It's question time.

The GOP/Lockheed Martin "Layoff Notice" Hoax - We'll Need Some "E. Coli Notices" If It Succeeds

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The defense industry and its Republican allies in Congress are up in arms -- metaphorically speaking, of course -- over the possibility that an agreement which the GOP signed might actually take effect as agreed.

McCain's Road Trip to Nowhere on Pentagon Spending

William Hartung | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

The old John McCain had an independent streak, bucking his party on issues like campaign finance reform and fighting Pentagon pork. Unfortunately, the old John McCain is fading from view just when the country needs him most.

Industrial Accident Scalps Woman (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.27.2012 | Crime

Monica Thayer is lucky to be alive after an industrial accident that nearly ripped off her skull during her first week on the job. On July 2, Thaye...

Buck Mckeon's Big Job Scare Goes Bust

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

As the economic news continued to show poor job growth, Rep. Buck McKeon, and defense contractor Lockheed-Martin saw a major opportunity to protect the defense budget and their bottom lines.

Patrick Svitek

Defense Contractors OK With Tax Hikes To Save Their Bottom Line | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Executives for some of the leading defense industry corporations told Congress on Wednesday that tax hikes should be among the remedies ...

Pentagon Contractors and Congress: Defending Special Interests or Promoting the Public Interest?

William Hartung | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

It is not surprising that Lockheed Martin and its allies want to keep the Pentagon gravy train running full speed ahead, but most taxpayers disagree.

Pentagon Contractors Play a Disturbing Game

William Hartung | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

When it comes to America's national security, it's time to start standing up and demanding a little truth. We simply can't afford to let Pentagon contractors keep playing these games anymore.

LOOK: Mysterious Satellite Image Triggers 'Drone' Speculation

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

A satellite image of what appears to be an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, at a Lockheed Martin facility has fueled speculation about what th...

Are nuclear weapons contractors' millions in campaign contributions buying favors?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey SmithiWatch NewsEmployees of private companies that produce the main pieces of the U.S. nuclear arsenal have invested more than $18 mill...

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey SmithiWatch NewsThe chairman of a House subcommittee that helps shape the nation's nuclear arsenal, Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), has been ...

10 Companies That Will Help Pay Your Tuition

Posted 05.16.2012 | College

Here's one easy way to get a degree without going deep in debt: have someone else pay for it. What if you could go to college with a job lined up a...

Fortune 500 Companies Made Record $824 Billion Profit In 2011

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Poverty is rampant. Hunger is widespread. But don't worry about America's largest corporations -- they're doing just fine. Fortune released its ann...

Lockheed Martin To Run Pentagon's Cyber CSI Lab

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp on Thursday said it had won a contract worth up to $454 million to support the Pentagon's Cyber Crime Cent...

The F-22: Final Delivery for a Flying Disaster

William Hartung | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

Wednesday Lockheed Martin delivered the last of 187 F-22 Raptor fighter jets to the U.S. Air Force. The roll out prompted executives to describe the plane as "the baddest bird on the planet" and "an icon of American power." The facts suggest otherwise.

You Can Be a Patriot Or a Profiteer... But You Can't Be Both

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

This week, the three military contractors that do the most business with the Pentagon announced their quarterly profits for 2012. Their profits continue to grow while they push Washington, D.C. to protect their budgets at the expense of the rest of us.

Failed Equipment, Flawed Designs Plague Lockheed Littoral Combat Ship

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

After more than six months in port, the USS Freedom has only been out to sea twice this year, and during both trips the engines and other key equipment failed. This is a far cry from what the Navy has been telling taxpayers.

The 4,500th Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon: A Source of Pride for the Aerospace Industry and America

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Dorian de Wind

I have written plenty about the sad demise of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter program and about the trials and tribulations of the F-35 Joint ...

Companies Profiting The Most From War

Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Global sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest defense contractors increased in 2010 to $411.1 billion, according to the Stockholm Inte...

Nukes for the Troops? - The Absurdity of Uncritical Support for the Pentagon

William Hartung | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

Uncritical support of Pentagon spending will make us weaker, not stronger. We need to get our fiscal house in order while still finding money to invest in the pillars of a strong economy.

Weapons ‘R’ Us

William J. Astore | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
William J. Astore

Let's face it: the weapons we sell to others pale in comparison to the weapons we sell to ourselves. Americans have a love affair with them, the more high-tech and expensive, the better. I should know. After all, I'm a recovering weapons addict.

Ike's Nightmare

Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Fifty-one years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his final, prescient warning about the rising power of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower was right to be worried. We're living in his nightmare.

A Momentum of Cynicism

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Robert Koehler

The sale of arms to Iraq, $11 billion worth of almost everything, is going to move forward even though it makes little sense from multiple points of view, including U.S. geopolitical interests.