Chuck Spinney with Pierre Sprey & Winslow T. Wheeler: Bankrupt and Irrelevant – the Presidential Debates and Four Recent Studies on Pentagon Spending

Bankrupt and Irrelevant: the Presidential Debates and Four Recent Studies on Pentagon Spending by Pierre Sprey, Chuck Spinney and Winslow T. Wheeler In the almost 12 hours of Democratic Party presidential primary debates on June 26-27 and July 30-31, the words “Pentagon budget” or “defense spending” were not uttered, except for a fleeting, unanswered comment …

Chuck Spinney: Why Is Boeing Imploding? Lack of Integrity….

2011 Why Is Boeing Imploding? Part I 2013 Why is Boeing Imploding? Part II 2019 Why is Boeing Imploding? Part III The problems with Boeing are deeply connected to the larger story of American deindustrialization enhanced in Boeing’s case by the pathological political-economic practices of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex (MICC) and how those practices spill over …

Chuck Spinney: Trump’s new missile defense plan will be a bonanza for political patronage in Washington, and a huge fail for peace

Eisenhower’s Nightmare, Nukes-In-Space Edition Trump’s new missile defense plan will be a bonanza for political patronage in Washington, and a huge fail for peace. Phi Beta Iota: A careful reading is recommended. There are three negatives: that US is prepared to go nuclear; that the Deep State will continue to control 60% of the disposable …

Chuck Spinney: Event 14 November, Screening of Who Killed LT Van Dorn?

I am pleased to announce the Washington premier of an important investigative documentary film. “Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn,” will premier on November 14 at 7 PM in Landmark’s E Street Cinema, located at 555 11th Street NW, Washington DC  Attached FYI is the official flyer by the sponsors of this premier. This superb documentary …

Chuck Spinney: Killing the A-10 Hog (VII): Close Air Support Fly-off Farce

Killing the Hog (VII): Close Air Support Fly-off Farce Ask any battle-hardened American soldier or marine what the best close air support airplane is — especially if his unit is in close-quarters combat and in danger of being overrun — and his most-likely response would be the Air Force’s A-10 Warthog, affectionately known to grunts …