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The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit

Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone
When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion annual budget go?

Death and Disappearance: Inside the World of Privatised War

Abigail Fielding-Smith , Crofton Black The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
The world has since got so used to companies taking over what were long functions of the state that the Trump administration is now considering handing over the Afghan war to them.

The Border Fetish The U.S. Frontier as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice

Todd Miller Tom Dispatch
military tank at the US-Mexico borderl The Border Patrol not only recruits from the military and receives military training, but uses military equipment and technology prodigiously. The monoliths of the military-industrial complex have long been tailoring their technologies to homeland security operations.

Seymour Melman and the New American Revolution

Jonathan Feldman Counterpunch
Seymour Melman believed that both political and economic decline could be reversed by vastly scaling back the U.S. military budget which represented a gigantic opportunity cost to the national economy. He believed in a a revolution in thinking and acting centered on the reorganization of economic life and the nation’s security system.  The core alternative to economic decline was the democratic organization of workplaces.
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