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Hunter Stuart

If You Weren't Terrified Of Drones Before, Just Look How Big The Newest One Is

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

There's the top 1% of wealthy Americans (bankers, oil tycoons, hedge fund managers) and there's the top 0.01% of wealthy Americans: the military contractor CEOs.

Lockheed Martin's CEO Wants Your Social Security Check

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Military contractors are crying crocodile tears right now about the "fragility" of their industry. But in fact that industry is flush with cash, and will do or say anything to protect the one thing they care about above all else: profit.

Defense and Aerospace Industry Should be Redirected to Renewable Energy Technology

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Lloyd Chapman

If we redirected 25 percent of defense spending to renewable energy, we could spur competition and innovation amongst the top defense contractors for federal renewable energy contracts instead of military contracts.

Conservative Californians Propel Rick Perry To The Top

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Chase Davis | Posted 10.11.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Chase Davis The news this week that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is all but certain to enter t...

Made in America: Gates' NATO Slam Is About Selling Death & Destruction, Our Top Export

Brian Ross | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

NATO was the Obama Administration's answer to a long call by social liberals and fiscal libertarians to make the other countries of the world step-up to these moral imperatives and pay a bigger part of the way. It has been a spectacular failure.

Source: Hackers Breached Security Networks Of U.S. Military Contractors

Reuters | Jim Finkle and Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 07.27.2011 | Technology

By Jim Finkle and Andrea Shalal-Esa BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Cor...

High-Tech Spy Plane Can Fly Manned Or Unmanned

Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

(AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) LOS ANGELES -- Northrop Grumman Corp. on Monday unveiled a new type of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft...