Mandy Smithberger: How The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract
Washington has already spent at least $2 trillion on its war in Afghanistan alone, and the corruption, waste, and failure associated with those expenditures was (or at least should have been) mindboggling.
We believe in wars. We may no longer believe in formal declarations of war (not since December 1941 has Congress made one in our name), but that sure hasn’t stopped us from waging them.
Overfunded, Overhyped, and Always Over There. One of the finest military memoirs of any generation is Defeat Into Victory, British Field Marshal Sir William Slim’s perceptive account of World War II’s torturous Burma … Continue reading
James Madison. We need his wisdom more than ever.. If there’s one area of bipartisan agreement today, it’s politicians’ professed love of the U.S. military. Consider George W. Bush. He … Continue reading
New report shows how flood of munitions from across the globe, including the United States, are making peace impossible in Middle East. Ammo casings found in Iraq and Syria. Top, … Continue reading
President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address, known for its warnings about the growing power of the “military-industrial complex,” was nearly two years in the making. Eisenhower Library director Karl … Continue reading