The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

Budget Deal Includes $59 Billion Pentagon Slush Fund

October 30, 2015

The National Priorities Project’s Lindsay Koshgarian discusses the socially beneficial investment that could come from reallocating the billions otherwise given to the Pentagon

The Beneficiaries of Republican Budget Bill: Arms Manufacturers

May 19, 2015

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.

Jeb Bush’s First Foreign Policy Speech Emphasizes Militarism

February 20, 2015

Jeb Bush misses the point that Obama has proposed the biggest military spending budget in history of the world says David Swanson

Okinawan People Oppose Relocation of U.S. Military Base to Henoko

February 16, 2015

Paul Jay talks to historian Peter Kuznick, who says the people of Okinawa want all the military bases moved off the island

Congress and Pentagon Shielding Weapons Contracts from Budget Cuts

December 10, 2014

Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.

Congress Considering Expanding Wasteful Pentagon Programs

May 21, 2014

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

Pentagon Will Cut Services and Benefits To Soldiers While Protecting Profits of Defense Industry

February 25, 2014

William Hartung: Those who fight the wars will face cuts, but not high- ranking military personnel or the companies that build weapons

US Military Contractors Celebrate Record High Profits and Stock Prices

September 4, 2013

The business of war is more profitable than ever.