Tag Archives: military industrial complex

US lifts ban on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam

Vietnam lethal weapons United States Obama

The US has decided to “completely lift” its embargo on trade in lethal arms with the Southeast Asian country, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has said, Reuters reports. “Vietnam very much appreciates the US decision to completely lift the ban on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam, which is the clear …

Read More »

Pentagon wants $582 billion to wage war in 2017

United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Pentagon

The US military faces five “big challenges,” Ash Carter told the Economic Club of Washington on Tuesday. Those challenges are: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and ISIS. So essentially, the exact same “challenges” Washington has been trotting out for years to justify hundreds upon hundreds of billions in defense spending, …

Read More »

Pentagon wastes $150 million of taxpayers money on luxury villas in Afghanistan

Pentagon luxury villas Afghanistan

The Pentagon isn’t known for being frugal with its spending habits, and new reports have surfaced which show that US taxpayers footed the bill for nearly $150 million in luxury villa rentals and fine dining in Afghanistan. When Pentagon personnel travel abroad, they’re typically placed in government housing, perfectly livable accommodations …

Read More »

Stock prices of weapons manufacturers soaring since Paris attack

Northrop Grumman stock price

The Paris attacks took place on Friday night. Since then, France’s president has vowed “war” on ISIS and today significantly escalated the country’s bombing campaign in Syria (France has been bombing ISIS in Iraq since last January, and began bombing the group in Syria in September). Already this morning, as Aaron Cantú noticed, the stocks of the leading weapons manufacturers — …

Read More »

War criminals to gather in London next month to purchase weapons

London arms trade weapons

Thousands of activists are expected to gather at the United Kingdom’s largest international arms fair in London next month. Attended by hundreds of arms companies with exhibits representing over 1,500 arms firms, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition brings representatives from the world’s most oppressive regimes together in one place …

Read More »

Blackwater guards found guilty of killing innocent civilians

Blackwater blow up car

A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for …

Read More »

Northrop Grumman’s new unmarked gray helicopter drone

Northrop Grumman’s Unmarked Gray Helicopter Drone

Infowars has obtained a photograph of an unmarked gray helicopter drone manufactured by Northrop Grumman which could be used to spy on Americans domestically. The image was sent to us by someone high up within Northrop Grumman, who told us that the drone is small enough to transported on the …

Read More »

DARPA offering cash prize for ultimate killing machine

DARPA robot

For the Darpa Robotics Challenge, the agency is offering as much as $34m in awards money to contestants. The Atlas robot looks something out of the post-apocalyptic future, or maybe a Will Smith blockbuster. It’s a 330lb cyborg with eerily human-like hands and a head equipped with a laser. It …

Read More »

Washington: ‘war on terror’ is permanent

Blackwater

Senior Obama officials tell the US Senate: the ‘war’, in limitless form, will continue for ‘at least’ another decade – or two. Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Sheehan, right, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s May 16, 2013, hearing on the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. Last October, …

Read More »