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Who Won in Afghanistan? Private Contractors
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Who Won in Afghanistan? Private Contractors
January 4, 2022

The US military spent $14 trillion during the two decades of war; those who benefited ranged from major manufacturers to entrepreneurs.

The U.S. Military Budget as a Mushroom Cloud
December 17, 2021

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 U.S. Military Budget as a Mushroom Cloud
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The World Is Awash With Covid but Weapons’ Manufacturers Are Immune and the Money Rolls In
The World Is Awash With Covid but Weapons’ Manufacturers Are Immune and the Money Rolls In
December 14, 2021

The money rolls in, but it is a strange and murky scene, Brian Cloughley writes.

The U.S. Is Set to Make Nuclear War More Likely
November 10, 2021

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.

The U.S. Is Set to Make Nuclear War More Likely
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Oh Great They’re Putting Guns on Robodogs Now
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Oh Great They’re Putting Guns on Robodogs Now
October 12, 2021

We are ruled by warmongers and sociopaths, and none of them have healthy plans for our future. They are not kind, and they are not wise. They’re not even particularly intelligent. Unless we can find some way to pry their fingers from the steering wheel of our world so we can turn away from the direction we are headed, things will probably get very dark and scary.

Nuclear Weapons and Europe
October 12, 2021

U.S. deployment of nuclear strike aircraft to the UK signals to continental Europe that planning for nuclear war against Russia is accelerating.

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How To End America’s MIC (Military-Industrial Complex) And Constant Wars
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How To End America’s MIC (Military-Industrial Complex) And Constant Wars
October 2, 2021

As a consequence, U.S.-and-allied Governments, but especially America itself, are controlled by its MIC. Constant wars, and military invasions, result from this fact — to “feed the beast.”

Hungry for Change? With Sixty Million Americans Going Hungry, the United States Needs to Make Peace Not War
October 1, 2021

The United States cannot afford to maintain a war economy. Such a hyper-militarized economy is inciting dangerous tensions between nuclear powers, as well as eroding the very material foundations of American society.

Hungry for Change? With Sixty Million Americans Going Hungry, the United States Needs to Make Peace Not War
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