Military Industrial Complex

Military Industrial Complex

The Beneficiaries of Republican Budget Bill: Arms Manufacturers
Defense analyst William Hartung says the biggest winner will be Lockheed Martin, the builder of the most expensive weapons program ever undertaken by the Pentagon.

  May 19, 2015

Okinawan People Oppose Relocation of U.S. Military Base to Henoko
Paul Jay talks to historian Peter Kuznick, who says the people of Okinawa want all the military bases moved off the island

  February 16, 2015

Congress and Pentagon Shielding Weapons Contracts from Budget Cuts
Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.

  December 10, 2014

Congress Considering Expanding Wasteful Pentagon Programs
Anti-militarism advocates William Hartung and Greg Mello discuss why a House proposal to spend billions on new nuclear weapons, the F-35 and other projects is wasteful and harmful for America's strategic interests

  May 21, 2014

Pentagon Will Cut Services and Benefits To Soldiers While Protecting Profits of Defense Industry
William Hartung: Those who fight the wars will face cuts, but not high- ranking military personnel or the companies that build weapons

  February 25, 2014

The Untold Story of American Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan
Journalist Ann Jones discusses her new book: "How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - The Untold Story"

  November 6, 2013

US Military Contractors Celebrate Record High Profits and Stock Prices
The business of war is more profitable than ever.

  September 4, 2013

Israel is an Example of an Economy Hijacked by Military-security Interests
Although the U.S has the world's largest military industrial complex, Israel has the largest ratio of its economy dedicated to the military and security industry

  July 28, 2013

80% of Gitmo Prisoners on Hunger Strike for 100 Days
Group calls for cleared detainees to be released

  May 17, 2013

Untold History: Stalin, the Soviet Union and WWII (5/7)
Pt.5 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of Showtime's Untold History of the United States): Dealing with the role of the Soviet Union in WWII was the most sensitive and complicated issue faced by the series

  January 14, 2013

11 Years of Guantanamo; Brennan CIA Nomination Consolidates Drone Assassination Strategy
Michael Ratner: From Guantanamo to Brennan at CIA, Obama carries on the policies of George Bush

  January 11, 2013

Untold History: The Rise and Fall of a Progressive Vice-President of the USA (3/7)
Pt.3 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the "Untold History of the United States", discusses the '44 Democratic Convention coup that dumped VP Henry A. Wallace, the man who as President would have opposed the cold war

  December 21, 2012

Untold History: Early US Imperialism, Hitler, Roosevelt, The Spanish Civil War (2/7)
Pt.2 Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of Untold History of the United States, discusses Roosevelt's attitude towards Hitler and the Soviet Union

  December 19, 2012

The Making of "Untold History of the United States" (1/7)
Pt.1 The beginning of a multi-part interview with Peter Kuznick; in this segment he tells the story about how he teamed up with Oliver Stone to challenge a primary thesis of the cold war

  December 17, 2012

Manning Testifies About His Torture; Was it Aimed at Turning Him on Assange?
Michael Ratner: Manning describes cruel and unusual punishment; offers to plea to lesser charges

  December 1, 2012

US Government Campaign Against Whistleblowers and Electronic Robin Hoods
Michael Ratner: Alleged hacktivist accused of leaking Stratfor files awaits trial; Manning lawyers say charges should be dropped as he was tortured

  November 19, 2012

Petraeus Scandal Reveals Surveillance State and Hypocrisy Over Benghazi
Larry Wilkerson: The traditional concept of privacy is disappearing; Lindsey Graham and John McCain, how dare you?

  November 16, 2012

Canadian Armed Forces an Adjunct to US - The Ugly Canadian
Yves Engler: The Canadian government played a major role in the bombing of Libya. It was a Canadian general that oversaw the whole NATO mission and approved the bombing targets.

  November 19, 2012

The Ugly Canadian
Yves Engler: Prime Minister Harper's government actively campaigns against international treaties and legislation around the world that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

  November 14, 2012

Global Mining and The Ugly Canadian
Yves Engler: The Canadian Harper government actively interferes in the affairs of other countries on behalf of mining companies registered in Canada

  November 15, 2012

Court Rules Khalid Sheik Mohammed Can't Testify About Torture
The Michael Ratner Report: Trial has a 40 second delay on feed to journalists so military can censor testimony

  October 18, 2012

Is The War on Drugs "All About the Money"?
Stephen Downing,a retired deputy chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department and Terry Nelson, retired from Department of Homeland Security on why they support treating addiction as a health problem and are for the total legalization of drugs

  November 13, 2012

If the "War On Drugs" has Failed, is Legalization the Answer?
Leigh Maddox and Peter Christ (members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition): The "War on Drugs" helped create a situation where from gangs, to police to lawyers to jails, there are massive amounts of money to be made in this never-ending "war"

  October 19, 2012

Law Enforcement Officials Call for an End to “The War On Drugs”
Jim Gierach a former Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County, Illinois and Richard Van Wickler superintendent for the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Department of Corrections call for the legalization of drugs

  October 25, 2012

Alternatives to the War on Drugs
A retired judge and a former MI5 officer discuss Eurpean models that present a more effective approach to drugs other than locking people up

  October 15, 2012

Spies, Lies and Whistle Blowers
PT2 Annie Machon (MI5 whistle blower): The culture of MI5 and MI6 is even worse since 9/11

  November 1, 2012

From MI6 Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Gaddafi to Spying on Domestic Dissent: An MI5 Whistle Blower's Story
Annie Machon: British intelligence agencies considered themselves above the law

  October 31, 2012

Judges to Review Constitutionality of NDAA Military Detention Legislation
Chris Hedges: We filed our lawsuit because this legislation threatens basic democratic rights allowing for indefinite military detention to repress domestic protest

  September 28, 2012

Pressure Put on Manning to Implicate Assange
Michael Ratner: As Wikileaks Founder Nears 100 Days in Ecuadorian Embassy Sweden's refusal to interview Assange in London suggests they are working with US towards extradition

  September 11, 2012

Civilian Deaths from US Drone Attacks Much Higher than Reported
Gareth Porter: New investigative work shows that civilian deaths in Pakistan, including from second wave attacks, higher than Pentagon reports

  August 22, 2012

The Hunger Games Economy
Jeff Faux: Dreams of Wall St. and Military Industrial Complex are not compatible with dreams of American middle class

  July 18, 2012

Will Military Budget Cuts Weaken Defence and Lose Jobs?
Bob Pollin: Cuts triggered by the Congressional sequestration process are not as big as Pentagon spin and military spending is an inefficient "job creator"

  June 3, 2012

America has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon
Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military

  June 3, 2012

America has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon
TRNN Replay: Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military

  June 3, 2012

Jobs Numbers Show Recession Far From Over
Bob Pollin: There is no engine driving job creation so no real recovery is possible

  June 3, 2012

Obama's and Brennan's "Kill List"
Ray McGovern: It is a moral and legal impossibility to square "kill lists" for extrajudicial killing with traditional legal and moral American values.

  May 30, 2012

NATO Protests In Fortress Chicago
While no mass arrests took place, downtown loop fully militarized

  May 23, 2012

NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations
Thousands of police flood downtown Chicago

  May 20, 2012

Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
Medea Benjamin: Drones kill innocent civilians and antagonize whole populations

  April 27, 2012

Ed Herman on "Humanitarian Imperialism"
Edward Herman Pt2: The development of humanitarian intervention as a concept is essentially an overthrow of international law

  July 2, 2012

Wilkerson on Panetta and Holder
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Obama, Panetta and Holder undermine basic constitutional rights by justifying killing American citizens without judicial process and bypassing Congress in declaring war

  March 13, 2012

Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.

  February 7, 2012

Get the Data: Obama’s Terror Drones
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: As part of its ongoing investigation into the US covert war the Bureau has examined thousands of credible media reports relating to more than 310 Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes in Pakistan.

  February 7, 2012

A Question Of Legality
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Attacks by the CIA on rescuers and funeral-goers may be morally questionable. But are such attacks legal?

  February 7, 2012

The Cost of Full Spectrum Dominance
Catherine Lutz: Obama cuts to military are minor and do not change doctrine of overwhelming military superiority

  January 11, 2012

Whistle Blower Threatened with 35 Years in Prison, Warns of Developing Tyranny
Thomas Drake blew the whistle on a massive domestic information gathering scheme and was called "an enemy of the state" (speech at Sam Adams Awards)

  January 4, 2012

Obama's War on Whistle Blowers
Attorney Jesslyn Radack: More whistle blowers have been charged  during Obama admin. then all other presidents together.(speech at Sam Adams Awards)

  January 3, 2012

Will 50% Cuts "Hollow Out" the Military?
Jo Comerford: With the Super Committee deadlocked, the triggered cuts to military spending in 2013 will not affect real US security

  November 22, 2011

"When the World Outlawed War"
David Swanson discusses his book about the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact and how it makes current wars illegal

  November 23, 2011

Murdoch Shaped British Politics for 40 Years
Leo Panitch: Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to attack left-wing of the Labour Party and later helped create Tony Blair

  July 13, 2011

UK Parliament Bids to Scupper Murdoch Media Deal
EuroNews: Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has endured a torrid day at the hands of members of the UK Parliament

  July 13, 2011

Murdoch in London to save BSkyB deal
EuroNews: Media baron Rupert Murdoch has arrived at the London headquarters of his newspaper empire to take control of the phone hacking crisis

  July 11, 2011

A Security and Finance State that Dominates the American People
Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.8: I don't know if our grandchildren will live in a democratic republic

  June 3, 2011

Guilty as Charged
Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.7: Before Powell's UN presentation I wrote my resignation but didn't submit it

  June 3, 2011

9/11 and the War in Iraq
Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.6: Colin Powell's job was to "clean the crap" off the oval office carpets; intelligence was being fixed around the policy of going to war

  June 3, 2011

Cheney, 9/11 and The New American Century
Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.5: Cheney and his team saw 9/11 as an opportunity to advance their real agenda

  June 3, 2011

Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil
Larry Wilkerson P4: The first Gulf War made me begin to understand that our military strategy was all about oil

  June 3, 2011

Decline of the Empire
Lawrence Wilkerson Pt3: On Colin Powell and the end of the empire

  June 3, 2011

TRNN Replay: War is not About Truth, Justice and the American Way
Lawrence Wilkerson Pt.2: I learned that war was about power, politics and commercial advantage

  June 3, 2011

War is Not About Truth, Justice and the American Way
Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell's former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from "cold warrior" to harsh critic of US foreign policy

  June 3, 2011

Wilkerson: For Truth, Justice and the American Way
Lawrence Wilkerson, Collin Powell's former Chief of Staff, reflects on his life journey from "cold warrior" to harsh critic of US foreign policy

  June 4, 2011

Anti-War Protesters Arrested Outside White House
Daniel Ellsberg and more than a hundred war protesters arrested as they oppose US wars

  March 20, 2011

Does UN Charter Allow Libyan No-Fly Zone?
Jules Lobel: UN Security Council has authority to declare no-fly zone but practice is very dangerous

  March 15, 2011

Reagan Celebration Hides Brutal History
Wilkerson and Parry on Reagan Centennial: Many of today's catastrophes traced to Reagan's presidency

  February 4, 2011

Canadian Secret Trial: Man May Face Deportation and Torture
After eight-year trial involving secret evidence, Canada decides to deport Mohamed Harkat, potentially to torture

  February 2, 2011

Iraq: 'Evidence For Criminal Case Against Blair' Says Expert
A leading QC tells Channel 4 there is enough evidence for the International Criminal Court to mount a case against Tony Blair

  January 22, 2011

WikiLeaks, The Internet And Democracy
Panel moderated by Paul Jay including Daniel Ellsberg, Clay Shirky, Neville Roy Singham, Peter Thiel and Jonathan Zittrain

  January 21, 2011

Protest Against Obama Guantanamo Policy
Protest against indefinite detention policy -- demands Obama keep promise to close Guantanamo

  January 15, 2011

The Tucson Shooting, Civility And The New Class War Zone
Paul Jay: Instead of using 'civility' to cover up reality, how about a people's civility intended to reveal it

  January 12, 2011

Obama to Sanction Indefinite Gitmo Detention
Shayana Kadidal: Indefinite detention gives the appearance of a due process, lets administration get away with not trying people

  January 11, 2011

Empire - Hollywood: Chronicler of War
Al Jazeera: Is it a case of art imitating life, or a sinister force using art to influence life and death?

  December 24, 2010

Empire - Hollywood: The Pentagon calls the shots
Al Jazeera: Hollywood and the war machine: A look at the Pentagon's influence on the film industry

  December 24, 2010

World Tired of Paying Bill for US Military
Michael Hudson: Major countries looking for alternatives to US dollar

  December 26, 2010

Arrest Warrant Expected for Julian Assange
CH4: Britain's serious crime agency is expecting an arrest warrant application from Sweden for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

  December 3, 2010

Arrest Warrant Expected for Julian Assange
CH4: Britain's serious crime agency is expecting an arrest warrant application from Sweden for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

  December 3, 2010

New York Times Beats Drums for War
Ray McGovern: NYT ignores intelligence there is no evidence of Iran nuclear weapons program

  November 30, 2010

North Korea Sees Itself Surrounded by Enemies
Lawrence Wilkerson: Wikileaks cables may show that China no longer needs North Korea as a buffer state

  December 5, 2010

WikiLeaks Shows No "New Mind-Set" In US Foreign Policy
Phyllis Bennis: Clinton ordered spying on UN leaders shows Bush style still around

  November 29, 2010

WikiLeaks: Hezbollah Rockets Cover All of Israel
Gareth Porter: Balance of forces in Middle East has changed with Hezbollah able to "cover entire territory of Israel" with rockets

  December 3, 2010

Wikileaks and Iran
Gareth Porter: Media selecting cables that support Iran war narrative

  November 28, 2010

Project For The New American Century
David Swanson: PNAC calls for the assertion of American military might around the globe

  November 23, 2010

Project For The New American Century
TRNN Replay - David Swanson: PNAC calls for the assertion of American military might around the globe

  November 23, 2010

Obama Continues Most of Bush's Wiretap Policies
Shayana Kadidal: Government refuses to disclose possible wiretapping of civil rights lawyers

  October 8, 2010

Al Jazeera: Pervasive fraud, fatal side effects, and huge kick-backs paid to doctors plague Big Pharma

  August 12, 2010

Gareth Porter: Most US media helps Obama back away from Iraq pledge

  August 6, 2010

Secret files: Wikileaks reveals 'unseen war'
Major security breach reveals alleged "execution squads", an apparent plot to kill the Afghan president

  July 25, 2010

Al Jazeera: US director of national intelligence and the role of private contractors in intelligence

  July 21, 2010

Cheney and far right lead Republicans over cliff
Wilkerson on Cheney Pt.4: The greatest shift of wealth from the middle class to the top 1 percent

  June 11, 2010

Cheney wanted new cold war with China
Wilkerson on Cheney Pt.3: Cheney wanted to use downing of a US plane as excuse to start a new cold war

  June 10, 2010

Cheney's push of deregulators led to BP disaster
Wilkerson on Cheney Pt2: Cheney's support for pro-industry "regulators" maybe his main damage to America

  June 8, 2010

Wilkerson on Cheney
Hyper-nationalist Cheney got rich at Halliburton then "Co-President" with Bush

  June 7, 2010

Obama's world without nuclear weapons? Pt.2
Schell: Summit's objective was to isolate Iran, not clear how real a non-nuclear world objective is

  April 26, 2010

Obama's world without nuclear weapons?
Jonathan Schell: Nuclear strategy still rooted in cold war thinking

  April 25, 2010

Centenary of Mark Twain's death
Courtesy of History Channel's "The People Speak" - Josh Brolin reads Twain on the US war in Philippines

  April 21, 2010

A "cold warrior's" take on the Republican Party
Eric Margolis: The current Republican Party appeals to fear and prejudice

  March 17, 2010

Wars sending US into ruin Pt..2
Eric Margolis: Democrats and Republican leadership buy into "Pax Americana"

  March 15, 2010

Wars sending US into ruin
Eric Margolis: Obama the peace president is fighting battles his country cannot afford

  March 14, 2010

Strategic denial of oil in Haiti?
Engdahl: Geophysics suggest there could be massive oil and mineral deposits in Haiti

  February 19, 2010

New mindset for US foreign policy? Pt.3
Scott: The military-industrial-counterterrorism complex is beyond Eisenhower's worst nightmare

  February 4, 2010

Progressives and the Democratic Party Pt.3
Jeff Cohen: The struggle within the Democratic Party, starting from the Viet Nam War

  February 6, 2010

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