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Military Industrial Complex

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There is a revolving door of former politicians who have become corporate lobbyists or joined the boards of major defense contracting companies. As a result, these people's undue influence has corrupted the political process and wasted billions of dollars of taxpayer money. Check out www.briansaady.com

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Daniel Hale Makes Case Against U.S. Drone Program

Facing Years in Prison, Daniel Hale Makes Case Against U.S. Drone Program

With prosecutors seeking a maximum sentence, Hale delivered a powerful handwritten letter describing his motivations to the court.

Although the U.S. State department approved a $2.4 billion military aid package to the Philippines on Thursday, members of the U.S. Congress objected, citing the Philippines' record on human rights. Photo courtesy of Philippines Air Force/Facebook Fighter Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Philippine Air Force, Human Rights Act, Political Process, Contracting Company, Revolving Door, Rodrigo Duterte, National Police

Philippines' human rights record an issue in pending $2.6B military sale

Despite Congressional opposition, the State Department announced a determination this week to sell nearly $2.6 billion of defense material to the Philippines.

Biden’s Budget Proposal Funds Most Of the World’s Dictators - The Good Men Project Military First, Contracting Company, International Development, Military Training, The Better Man Project, Man Projects, Congo Kinshasa, United Arab Emirates, Laos

Biden’s Budget Proposal Funds Most Of the World’s Dictators

Out of 50 oppressive governments, the United States militarily supports at least 48 of them.

U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan Are Hiring Amid Withdrawal Afghanistan War, Iraq War, The War Zone, Political Process, Fox News Hosts, Military Personnel, Troops, Paris Skyline, China

U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.

American security and defense firms are capitalizing on the withdrawal, moving in with hundreds of new jobs.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin—Former Member of Raytheon Board of Directors—Has Awarded Over $2.36 Billion in Contracts to Raytheon Since His Confirmation in January - CovertAction Magazine Jim Mattis, Democratic Senators, Celebrity Gist, National Security Advisor, Chief Of Staff, Us Presidents, Central Asia, Civil Rights, Us Army

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin—Former Member of Raytheon Board of Directors—Has Awarded Over $2.36 Billion in Contracts to Raytheon Since His Confirmation in January - CovertAction Magazine

[Editor’s Update- As of July 8, 2021, the Pentagon had awarded Raytheon over $10 billion in contracts since Lloyd J. Austin III took over as Defense Secretary. This total includes a single $3.12 billion contract for production and supply of the F-15 jet] The Pentagon has awarded the defense giant Raytheon Technologies over $2.36 billion […]

Estimated development costs for the F-35′s modernization program increased by $1.9B in a year Political Process, Contracting Company, Construction Firm, Chief Of Staff, Design Process, Fighter Jets, Budgeting, Military, Industrial

Estimated development costs for the F-35′s modernization program increased by $1.9B in a year

Block 4 development costs will reach an estimated $14.4 billion, the Government Accountability Office found.

Estimated development costs for the F-35′s modernization program increased by $1.9B in a year Political Process, Contracting Company, Construction Firm, Chief Of Staff, Design Process, Fighter Jets, Budgeting, Military, Industrial

Estimated development costs for the F-35′s modernization program increased by $1.9B in a year

Block 4 development costs will reach an estimated $14.4 billion, the Government Accountability Office found.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin listens to a question as he speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Donald Trump, Arab States, Berlin, Hawaii News, Bigger Arms, Arms Race, Executive Branch, Nuclear Deal, Germany

This Is How the Biggest Arms Manufacturers Steer Millions to Influence US Policy

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Cost of War: US 'counterterrorism' activities in 85 countries - NationofChange Political Process, Contracting Company, Brown University, State Government, Countries, Industrial, Military, War, Activities

Cost of War: US 'counterterrorism' activities in 85 countries - NationofChange

"If the U.S. is truly to end the post-9/11 wars and related activities around the world, then the U.S. public and its leaders must take a broader view of their reach."

Secretive licensing system allows UK weapons to reach ‘repressive regimes’ | Arms trade | The Guardian Human Rights Group, Contracting Company, Killed By Police, War On Drugs, Us Government, Boris Johnson, Military Equipment

Secretive licensing system allows UK weapons to reach ‘repressive regimes’

Campaign Against Arms Trade calls for reform of export regime that makes scrutiny difficult

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Declassified UK: REVEALED: The UK military’s overseas base network involves 145 sites in 42 countries

REVEALED: The UK military’s overseas base network involves 145 sites in 42 countries by Phil Miller Britain’s armed forces have a far more extensive base network than ever presented by the Ministry of Defence. New research by Declassified reveals the extent of this global military presence for the first time – as the government announces … Continue reading "REVEALED: The UK military’s overseas base network involves 145 sites in 42 countries"

$4 million kickback scheme gets former defense contractor 42-month prison sentence | Federal News Network Federal Retirement, Employee Rewards, Retirement Benefits, Contracting Company, Court Judge, Return To Work, Scholarships For College, Smart People, Proposal

$4 million kickback scheme gets former defense contractor 42-month prison sentence | Federal News Network

In today’s Federal Newscast, a former defense contractor is sentenced to prison for fraud and bribery.

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ASBL Ruling Forces Defense Dept. to Turn Over Compliance Docs

The ASBL scored a win for small business defense contractors by forcing the Defense Dept. to turn over compliance documents.

'Should Have Done It Some Time Ago': Pompeo Defends IG Firing but Dismisses Claims of RetaliationLast week, the White House confirmed that attorney Steven Linick was fired as US Inspector General, after State Secretary Mike Pompeo recommended his . Native American History, British History, Women In History, World History, Ancient History, American Soldiers, American Civil War, Invasion Of Kuwait

Pompeo ordered officials to find a way to justify Saudi arms sale being probed by fired watchdog

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed State Department officials to find a way to justify the emergency declaration that he had already decided to implement in order to fast-track the $8 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia last year -- stunning career diplomats, four sources have told CNN.

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How bad is it if I withdraw from my 401(k) during the pandemic? - MarketWatch

If you've been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the CARES Act allows you to withdraw up to $100,000 from a retirement account, such as an IRA or 401(k), without having to pay a 10% penalty - even if you're not 591/2 years old. But should you do that?

The Pentagon is weighing legislation that would give contracting officers the power to demand back-up data on spare parts costs Auxiliary Power Unit, Marine General, Jim Mattis, National Security Advisor, Republican Senators, Chief Of Staff, The Washington Post, Pentagon, Industrial

A Pentagon Contractor's 9,400% Profit on a Half-Inch Metal Pin Is Challenged

A $46 part could end up costing $4,361.