defense spending

Panetta Starts Singing Contractors’ Tune After Closed-Door Meeting

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe
Published: Friday, September 16th, 2011

Well, that didn’t take very long. Two days ago, while representatives of war profiteers were on the Hill trying to push elected officials to protect their profit margins from the deficit committee, heads of the war industry met in a closed-door meeting with Defense Secretary Panetta. The next day, the war contractors held a press [...]

Enough With the Scare Tactics, Secretary Panetta

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe
Published: Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

If you thought we were going to have a rational, fact-based debate about cuts to the out-of-control military budget in this country, think again. The Pentagon and their war industry allies are mounting an aggressive, fear-based campaign of hyperbole and spin to scare Congress away from cuts that could affect contractor profits. The reason for [...]

War Budget Cuts Possible If We Counter Contractors’ Multimillion-Dollar Campaign Spending

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe
Published: Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The deal worked out to allow a rise in the debt ceiling gives us our first real chance in more than a decade to make significant cuts to our country’s out-of-control war budget, but we are going to have to fight for them. The war industry is already deploying their favorite kind of stealth weapon [...]

How to Cut Hundreds of Billions in War Spending

By Derrick Crowe and Robert Greenwald
Published: Friday, August 5th, 2011

The debt limit crisis that’s consumed Washington, D.C. created an unexpected silver lining: the first opportunity in a decade to make real cuts to our runaway military budget. The deal reached to allow a rise in the debt limit “includes about $350 billion in guaranteed cuts for the Pentagon and other defense-related programs, plus up [...]


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