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News Flash: Bomber Lobby Wants More Bombers

William Hartung | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

Readers -- and taxpayers -- should take these corporate connections into account when assessing the objectivity of pro-bomber pieces like the Mitchell Institute report. Of course, even interested parties can be right some of the time. But that is not the case with respect to the new bomber.

Are We Racing to the Bottom?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a nation we sometimes have to take on very high-risk-ventures whose risk-returns are not acceptable to the private sector. NASA's Apollo program is a very good example.

Privatizing the Apocalypse

Jonathan Alan King | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Alan King

Nuclear weapons have been in the headlines for years and yet all attention in this period has been focused on Iran. Almost never in the news, on the other hand, are the perfectly real arsenals that could actually wreak havoc on the planet, especially our own.

On the A-Bomb's 70th Anniversary, Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

News organizations love anniversary stories, and if for some reason you haven't heard, it's the 70th anniversary of when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Despite all this coverage, however, I didn't notice any stories that bothered to mention the fact that the Obama administration wants the U.S. government to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades on a new generation of nuclear weapons.

Arms Industry Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts As Budget Battles Continue

William Hartung | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

Breaking news! Nearly four years after budget caps imposed by Congress began to modestly rein in runaway spending at the Pentagon, the sky hasn't fallen. In fact, none of the dire predictions of Pentagon contractors -- from mass layoffs to a collapse of the U.S. military -- have come true.

Film School Tackles Global Warming, Space and Beyond

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science
Xaque Gruber

When people think of film school curriculum, they don't usually think of cutting edge scientific collaborations with NASA and space launch experiments...

Paul Blumenthal

Washington Lobbyists Pour Money Into Mississippi To Fend Off Tea Party | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists in Washington are pouring money into Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) runoff campaign, helping the six-term incumbent with a long...

Hunter Stuart

If You Weren't Terrified Of Drones Before, Just Look How Big The Newest One Is | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

This is some serious surveillance. The U.S. Navy will soon be getting a drone so large, its wingspan is wider than a Boeing 757 jet. The Triton MQ-...

Ads For Drones Appear On The D.C. Metro

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Washington Post writer Chris Richards noticed on Friday morning that defense contractor Northrop Grumman is advertising "unmanned power" technology --...

Congress OKs Killing of Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress: The Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is enabling a system of eternal warfare.

And The Company That Makes The Most Money Off War Is...

24/7 Wall St. | Mike Sauter | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The business of war is profitable. In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 o...

For Sale: Bel Air's Only Vineyard

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

At a cool $29.5 million, it's not for the faint of heart. But then again, Moraga Vineyards Estate in Bel Air, right in the middle of Los Angeles, no...

Contractors: The Pentagon Isn't a Jobs Program

Ben Freeman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Cutting waste at the Pentagon and strengthening our economic security will strengthen our national security. Congress can avoid sequestration's meat-cleaver approach, and instead use a scalpel to make strategic cuts.

Ryan Grim

Top Two Percent To GOP: Tax Us | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans' opposition to any tax rate hike on the top two percent of earners shows few signs of letting up as the debate...

The Real Scandal Involving Generals

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

How can we be sure the Department of Defense is receiving unbiased counsel from retired officials whose livelihoods now depends on maximizing profits for their new employers?

The Corporate Takeover of America -- A Government of the Elites, by the Bureaucrats and for the Corporations

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For four days America's governors will gather in Williamsburg, Va., for the National Governors Association's annual summer meeting. While the annual meeting is not open to the public, it is open to members of the NGA's Corporate Fellows Program.

Lobbyist Turned Hill Staffer Owned At Least $100,000 in Northrop Stock

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Thomas MacKenzie, the former Northrop Grumman lobbyist who was awarded a large severance and bonus prior to taking a job on Capitol Hill in 2011, also owned between $100,000 and $250,000 in Northrop stock during that time.

Ben Hallman

Whistleblowers, Beware: Most Claims End In Disappointment, Despair | Ben Hallman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

At first glance, James Holzrichter's decision to tell the government his employer's dirty secrets appears to have worked out rather well. He won $...

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 bee...

Will the $55 billion bomber program fly?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Axe, iWatch NewsWhen the Obama administration dispatched three B-2 bombers from a Missouri air base on March 19 last year to cross the ocea...

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.

PHOTOS: Cutting Edge Drones

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Science

President Barack Obama unveiled his defense strategy, which features an emphasis on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones. This coming fresh o...

The Devil Is in the Details of the Pentagon's Plan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Will super-rich war-industry CEOs be able to keep bilking taxpayers out of hundreds of billions of dollars? That's the question everyone should be ask...

World's Largest Weapons Exporters

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Not surprisingly, the United States is by far the largest arms exporter, with Russia being the only country with more than half the value of military exports.

The Myth of Military Contracting

Max Stanley | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation.