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The Profits of War
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The Profits of War
September 23, 2021

The costs and consequences of America’s twenty-first-century wars have by now been well-documented — a staggering $8 trillion in expenditures and more than 380,000 civilian deaths, as calculated by Brown University’s Costs of War project. The question of who has benefited most from such an orgy of military spending has, unfortunately, received far less attention.

The Taliban Will Escape Pariah Status by Posing as the Enemy of ISIS
August 31, 2021

The swift collapse of the Kabul government demonstrates that western-backed or installed regimes seldom achieve legitimacy or the ability to stand alone.

The Taliban Will Escape Pariah Status by Posing as the Enemy of ISIS
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America’s Merchants of Death: Then and Now
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America’s Merchants of Death: Then and Now
August 24, 2021

Few defense giants these days come anywhere close to that 100-times ratio. At Raytheon, for instance, the chief exec last year pulled down 193 times the pay of the company’s most typical worker — and that relatively “modest” gap, by U.S. corporate standards, came only after the Raytheon CEO took a temporary Covid-time pay haircut!

Combat Aircraft Suppliers to Middle East and Central Asia
August 22, 2021

This infographic shows the main suppliers of combat aircraft to the countries of Middle East and Central Asia. Note that the data used includes trainer aircraft and UAVs, as well as aircraft ordered but not yet received by customers. All data is taken from open sources.

Combat Aircraft Suppliers to Middle East and Central Asia
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Biden Shows True Colors Proposing Bigger War Department Budget Than Trump
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Biden Shows True Colors Proposing Bigger War Department Budget Than Trump
May 31, 2021

I just wrote yesterday about how that giant new proposed Pentagon budget includes money — about $30 billion per year — just to “modernize and refurbish” the nation’s nuclear stockpile of 4800 nuclear warheads.

Selling Death
May 27, 2021

William Hartung says the bombing of Gaza this month by the U.S.-financed and supplied Israeli military is just the latest example of the devastating toll exacted by American weapons transfers.

Selling Death
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Keep Weapons Out of Space — ‘The New War-Fighting Domain’
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Keep Weapons Out of Space — ‘The New War-Fighting Domain’
May 11, 2021

Washington has re-established the “space race” by creation of the Space Force intended to “control the ultimate high ground,” Brian Cloughley writes.

Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon
April 28, 2021

Washington’s reflexive prioritizing of the interests of defense contractors has meant paying remarkably little attention to, and significantly underfunding, public health.

Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon
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