The Stubborn Truth About Employment and the Defense Industry by Nia Harris

5 August 2019 — TomDispatch

Co-Written by Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman

A Marilyn has once again seduced a president. This time, though, it’s not a movie star; it’s Marillyn Hewson, the head of Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top defense contractor and the largest weapons producer in the world. In the last month, Donald Trump and Hewson have seemed inseparable. They “saved” jobs at a helicopter plant. They took the stage together at a Lockheed subsidiary in Milwaukee. The president vetoed three bills that would have blocked the arms sales of Lockheed (and other companies) to Saudi Arabia. Recently, the president’s daughter Ivanka even toured a Lockheed space facility with Hewson.

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US “Boots” Turkey from F-35 Program By Ulson Gunnar

22 July 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

Turkey has been officially “booted” from the F-35 multirole combat aircraft program.

The F-35 multirole combat aircraft, produced by US-based arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin, is part of a massive weapons program exceeding $1 trillion. A single aircraft can cost over $100 million, or over twice the cost of Russia’s new Su-57 and many times more expensive than other Russian, Chinese and European-made aircraft already in operation.

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US gears up for World War III with largest defense contract in history

13 June 2019 — WSWS

The Pentagon announced Monday the single largest arms purchase in its history, agreeing to buy nearly 500 F-35 fighter aircraft at a total cost of $34 billion.

This purchase is only a down payment on the Pentagon’s acquisition of the notoriously wasteful and failure-prone aircraft, whose design is based on two overarching priorities: fighting a war with a “great power” such as Russia and China and lining the pockets of Lockheed Martin and the horde of former congressmen and retired generals on its payroll.

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Disgusting Conflict of Interest: Theresa May’s Husband’s Investment Firm Made a “Financial Killing” from the Bombing of Syria By Tom D. Rogers

17 April 2018 — Global Research

Philip May, PM May’s husband and ‘advisor’

It is common knowledge that Theresa May’s husband Philip essentially acts as the unofficial advisor to the Prime Minister – a fact proven by the former Conservative MP for Chichester, Andrew Tyrie, who said during a Newsnight profile of the PM’s husband that “Philip is clearly acting as, informally, an advisor to Theresa. Probably much like Denis did to Margaret Thatcher.”

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Disgusting Conflict of Interest: Theresa May’s Husband’s Investment Firm Made a “Financial Killing” from the Bombing of Syria By Tom D. Rogers

17 April 2018 — Global Research

Philip May, PM May’s husband and ‘advisor’

It is common knowledge that Theresa May’s husband Philip essentially acts as the unofficial advisor to the Prime Minister – a fact proven by the former Conservative MP for Chichester, Andrew Tyrie, who said during a Newsnight profile of the PM’s husband that “Philip is clearly acting as, informally, an advisor to Theresa. Probably much like Denis did to Margaret Thatcher.”

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Lockheed Martin-Funded Experts Agree: South Korea Needs More Lockheed Martin Missiles

8 May 2017 — FAIR

THAAD anti-missile test (photo: DoD/Lockheed Martin)

The THAAD anti-missile system sure is great, say analysts whose salaries are partly paid for by THAAD’s manufacturer. (photo: DoD/Lockheed Martin)

As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to rise, one think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has become a ubiquitous voice on the topic of missile defense, providing Official-Sounding Quotes to dozens of reporters in Western media outlets. All of these quotes speak to the urgent threat of North Korea and how important the United States’s deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system is to South Korea: Continue reading

U.S. Maintains Aid for Contractors in Egypt, Despite Massacre By Pratap Chatterjee

14 August 2013 — Corpwatch Blog

Combined Systems tear gas canisters retrieved by protestors from Tahrir Square. Photo: omarroberthamilton. Used under Creative Commons license

Egyptian security forces launched a massive crackdown on pro-democracy protestors killing around 300 people this morning. Despite near universal condemnation for the violence, the U.S. government has refused cut off the multi-billion dollar aid program that pays companies to provide support to the Egyptian government.

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Stop NATO news: November 20, 2011

20 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Ethiopian Troops Invade Somalia
  • Syria: Western Military Attack Will Destabilize Entire Middle East
  • Kazakhstan Warns Against Repeating NATO Libyan War In Syria
  • Turkish Activists Protest NATO Missile System
  • United Arab Emirates To Be Provided First Advanced Missile Interceptors Outside U.S.
  • Georgia: U.S. To Install New Radar Systems, Upgrade Navy
  • Germany: NATO Holds Tenth Baltic Aerial Warfare Training Events

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