Where USA is at War

contrary to what most Americans believe, the war on terror is not winding down—it has spread to more than 40 percent of the world’s countries. The war isn’t being waged by the military alone, which has spent $1.9 trillion fighting terrorism since 2001. The State Department has spent $127 billion in the last 17 years … Continue reading Where USA is at War

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How The EU Is Militarising – And Why We Must Stop It

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/european-union-army-military-arms_uk_5c1d0a17e4b076d289f96ee8 Brexit’s dominance of the news agenda means that big questions have been asked about the UK’s engagement with the rest of the continent, but rather less is being said about the future of the EU itself. Unfortunately this has meant that a lot of important issues and debates have passed with minimal scrutiny. One … Continue reading How The EU Is Militarising – And Why We Must Stop It

Price tag of the ‘war on terror’ will top $6 trillion soon

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2018/11/14/price-tag-of-the-war-on-terror-will-top-6-trillion-soon/ The price tag of the ongoing “war on terror” in the Middle East will likely top $6 trillion next year, and will reach $7 trillion if the conflicts continue into the early 2020s, according to a new report out Wednesday. The annual Costs of War project report, from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown … Continue reading Price tag of the ‘war on terror’ will top $6 trillion soon

The Pentagon’s Industrial Policy

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176490/tomgram%3A_william_hartung%2C_the_pentagon%27s_plan_to_dominate_the_economy His plan is now visibly taking shape -- one we can see and assess thanks to a Pentagon-led study with a distinctly tongue-twisting title: “Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States.” The analysis is the brainchild of Trump’s adviser for trade and manufacturing policy, Peter Navarro, who … Continue reading The Pentagon’s Industrial Policy

The U.S. Navy’s costliest warship was delivered without elevators needed to lift bombs

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-02/costliest-carrier-was-delivered-without-elevators-to-lift-bombs The $13 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy’s costliest warship, was delivered last year without elevators needed to lift bombs from below deck magazines for loading on fighter jets. Previously undisclosed problems with the 11 elevators for the ship built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. add to long-standing reliability and technical problems with … Continue reading The U.S. Navy’s costliest warship was delivered without elevators needed to lift bombs