Don’t Freak Out, But the Pentagon Just Took a Baby Step in the Right Direction on Military Pork

Published: Thursday, April 12th, 2012

It’s not every day we get to write a headline like this, so we’ll just get right to it: The Pentagon has ended their annual ritual of porking up the final military budget through their list of “unfunded priorities.” See, usually, the Pentagon writes up a budget that conforms to the President’s overall request, but [...]

On KPFK “Connect the Dots,” Robert Greenwald Talks About Panetta’s Afghanistan Decision

Published: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Robert Greenwald discusses Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s decision to withdrawal combat troops from Afghanistan by 2013. Robert and host Lila Garrett then talk about the possibility of another war, this time with Iran.

No More “King-Washing” the Pentagon, Please

Published: Monday, January 16th, 2012

“A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, “This way of settling differences is not just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of [...]

The Devil Is in the Details of the Pentagon’s Plan

Published: Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Will super-rich war-industry CEOs be able to keep bilking taxpayers out of hundreds of billions of dollars? That’s the question everyone should be asking after today’s announcement of the new strategic guidelines for the Pentagon. With the new guidance promising only to slow — not reverse — the growth of the bloated military budget, there’s [...]

Job Creation at Home Requires Peace Abroad

Published: Friday, December 9th, 2011

As more Americans sour on our 10-year-old national nation-building experiment in Afghanistan, there’s a growing community of policy mandarins, activists and elites uniting to expose the myriad of ways war spending and military contracting have plunged our nation into a jobs crisis. The existing counter insurgency operation in Afghanistan is hurting the American economy, and [...]

After the Deficit Committee, A New Propaganda Push from the War Profiteers

Published: Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Since the deficit committee officially failed to produce a plan as of last week, expect the war profiteer spin to hit the fan. Here’s an early warning of what to expect, courtesy of Reuters last week: Failure of a special congressional committee to strike a deficit-reduction deal is expected to unleash desperate lobbying by U.S. [...]

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 [...]


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