war profiteers

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

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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 [...]


War Industry’s Accountants Can’t Count

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Published: Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The war profiteers’ shady lobbying campaign took another hit to its credibility today, as an accounting firm on which they relied to support their bogus “military spending = jobs” argument was cited for severe audit deficiencies. As our new War Costs short video shows, the war industry’s Second To None lobbying effort specifically cited numbers [...]


Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

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Published: Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

It’s was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel with another insult. For the last eight years, Helvenston-Wettengel has been fighting for justice and accountability for the preventable death of her son, a Blackwater employee named Scott Helvenston, in Iraq. “Child [...]


The Myth of Military Contracting

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Published: Saturday, October 29th, 2011

The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation. There was no balance to these reports, and the War Industry should know, because they funded it! A cursory or peer review of its content would’ve demonstrated [...]


The War Industry: Bad Job Creators, Bad Bosses, Bad Stewards of Tax Dollars

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe
Published: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

On Tuesday, the military contractors behind the “Second To None” campaign pleaded “no comment” to our War Costs campaign’s full-page Politico ad exposing the economic damage caused by massive war budgets. The same day, they announced a press conference and the upcoming launch of a national campaign to scare people about job losses if we [...]


  

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