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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The Military Industrial State Confronts Russia and China By Brian Cloughley

26 February 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The swaggering arrogance of Washington’s Military-Industrial Complex never ceases to intrigue the rest of the world, much of which shrugs collective shoulders but has to acknowledge that the swaggering reflects the US National Defence Strategy which informs us that the military is going to concentrate on confronting Russia and China.

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Bipartisan panel: US must prepare for “horrendous,” “devastating” war with Russia and China By Andre Damon

16 November 2018 — WSWS

A bipartisan commission appointed by Congress issued a lengthy report Tuesday backing the Pentagon’s plans to prepare for a “great-power” war against Russia, China, or both, making clear that the Trump administration’s belligerent policies are shared by the Democratic Party.

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National Defense Strategy Commission Report Advises Trump To Boost Military Budget To Solve Problems Faced By US Armed Forces

15 November 2018 — South Front

US military superiority “has eroded to a dangerous degree,” with “grave and lasting” consequences unless Washington undertakes swift action to reverse the adverse effect by increasing the Pentagon’s funding, according to a new reported ordered by the Congress.

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International relations: the calm before the storm? By Thierry Meyssan

9 October 2018 — VoltaireNet

All international problems are currently suspended, awaiting the results of the US mid-term elections. The partisans of the old international order are gambling on a change of majority in Congress and a rapid destitution of President Trump. If the man in the White House holds fast, the protagonists of the war against Syria will have to admit defeat and move on to other battle fields. On the other hand, if Donald Trump should lose the elections, the war on Syria will immediately be revived by the United Kingdom.

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Video: The Political Power of Weapons By Manlio Dinucci

5 October 2018 — Global Research

European Markets and Union on alert, opposition on the attack, a reminder about the Constitution by the President of the Republic, all this because the government-planned financial manoeuvre, which has already been announced, would lead to a deficit of about 27 billion Euros. On the other hand, absolute silence from the government and the opposition about the fact that every year, Italy spends a similar sum for its military budget.

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Doomed Prospects for Achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 By Carla Stea

28 August 2018 — Global Research

Funds Squandered on Military-Industrial Complex Are Indispensable for Success

Criminal UN Security Council Authorized Military Actions and Sanctions are Gross Violation of Sustainable Development Goals and Obliterate all Hope For Attainment of SDGs

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