Tag: Military Industrial Complex
The US military spent $14 trillion during the two decades of war; those who benefited ranged from major manufacturers to entrepreneurs.
Every year or so, I listen again to Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex speech. In his spirit, we should all call on Congress to stop the madness of ever-mushrooming war budgets and substitute for them the pursuit of peace through wisdom and restraint.
The money rolls in, but it is a strange and murky scene, Brian Cloughley writes.
The US is about to move towards a far more likely first use of nuclear weapons, with word that the Air Force has “completed flight testing” of the cost-and-performance-plagued F35A Lightning fighter, all units of which are being “upgraded” to carry thermonuclear weapons.