Category: War Spending

C. Douglas Lummis: The Bus to Henoko

Riot Police and Okinawan Citizens Face-off over New Marine Base

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Nick Turse: The Golden Age of Black Ops

Special Ops Missions Already in 105 Countries in 2015

James Fallows: The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously

Dan Froomkin: Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch Over Maryland

In just a few days, the Army will launch the first of two massive blimps over Maryland, the last gasp of an 18-year-long $2.8-billion Army project intended to use giant airships to defend against cruise missiles

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David Swanson: Intersection of Mistakes With Misdeeds

The problem is not just that we’re paving the planet rather than saving lives. And it’s not just that paving one’s way out of traffic predictably generates more traffic. It’s also that we’re destroying the planet’s climate in the process

James Petras: The Pentagon and Big Oil: Militarism and Capital Accumulation

There is no question that, in the immediate aftermath, following U.S. military conquests, wars, occupations, and sanctions, U.S. multinational corporations (MNC) lost out on profitable sites for investments.

Erica Weiland: You Have Already Been Drafted

Rich and powerful people will always find a way to profit from, rather than pay in any manner for, wars. Furthermore, I want to point out that we are already making great sacrifices for our current war. We have already been drafted and we are already paying war taxes. According to the War Resisters League, for the 2015 fiscal year, approximately 45 percent of every income tax dollar paid to the U.S. government will end up being spent on war

David Vine: The Bases of War in the Middle East

From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 years of building bases and sowing disaster

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David Swanson: Free College or Another New War

What does the United States spend its money on that these other countries do not?

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Tom Engelhardt: The Pressure to Escalate

The Phantasmagoric World of Washington

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