Tag Archives: weapons

Washington Post Keeps Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients’ Weapons

Weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon were promoted, with articles naming North Korea as a particular threat and reason to augment weapons systems.

Kathy Kelly | A Good Beginning

If the U.S. might diminish offensive war preparations against Russia, when would DOD budget proposals begin to reflect this?

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GUNS AND HOTDOGS | How the U.S. Military Promotes Its Weapons Arsenal to the Public

In addition to standard TV advertising and flyovers at the Super Bowl, the U.S. military spends tens of millions of dollars each year on live events that function half as recruitment pitches and half as visceral plugs for its spectacular high-tech weaponry.

The Etiquette of War and Surveillance: Letters to Colonel Manners (Ret.)

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Advice from the Colonel By Tom Engelhardt  October 10, 2013  tomdispatch.com [Tom Dispatch Editor’s Note: In the sequester and government-shutdown era, the classic military newspaper Stars and Stripes is facing some of the problems of its civilian brethren and sodownsizing its print edition. Among the features to go: Dear Abby. As it happens, TomDispatch is ready to step into […]

Gilbert Mercier> Global War Economy: The Empire of the US Military Industrial Complex

This permanent war business proposition is criminal in nature but absolutely fool proof in terms of maximum returns on the investment. Money is made when the weapons are manufactured. By Gilbert Mercier  Aug 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm  NEWS JUNKIE POST   Arguably, since entering World War II, the United States of America’s economy has been a war […]

5 Weapons of Mass Destruction the U.S. Military Uses Every Day – Forbes

Are we preparing to fight a war with Iran because they have grenades and anti-tank rockets? Michael Peck, Contributor  4/29/2013  Forbes When most of us think of weapons of mass destruction, we think of nuclear bombs, or nerve gas, or biological agents. So it was surprising to see accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarn aev charged […]

11 Incredible Weapons That Only America Has

11 Incredible Weapons That Only America Has Robert Johnson | Sep. 30, 2011, 7:00 PM | Business Insider The Soviets exploded their first nuclear weapon in 1949. China revealed plans for its own stealth bomber last year. But there are still some weapons the rest of the world doesn’t have. Weapons like the MQ9 Reaper Drone, […]