Mother Jones: Can’t Touch This – Best Overview of Pentagon Corruption and Idiocy at This Time and Place

CAN”T TOUCH THIS The wars are winding down. It’s the age of austerity. But nobody messes with the Pentagon budget. Until Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rode to the rescue this week, Pentagon brass and their allies had been issuing dire warnings about the nation’s military readiness: The armed services were …

Winslow Wheelers: Morally Bankrupt Flag Officers Need to Go + Pentagon Corruption RECAP

The Joint Chiefs of Staff testified to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees this week arguing that unless their budgets are augmented with still more money they will hollow out the armed forces. Most in the press and Congress didn’t read their assertions that way, but two near simultaneous reports that provide some meaningful …

Mario Profaca: Pentagon Insanity, DARPA Corruption

Pentagon sinks fastest aircraft ever EXTRACT The US military began work on the Falcon back in 2003 in hopes of creating an aircraft that could be anywhere internationally within an hour. Of course, why the military would need to be anywhere, in the sky, that quickly, could be considered catastrophic for all of mankind, but …

Review: Grand Theft Pentagon–Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror

Chapter and Verse But No Footnotes–a Cornerstone Read   June 17, 2010 Jeffrey St. Clair I come late to this book, published in 2005 and consisting of well-organized Op-Eds published in CounterPunch from 2000-2005. My review is primarily for my own benefit (my notes) and those who follow my reviews of non-fiction at Phi Beta …

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 …

Robert Steele: True Cost of War a Hot Topic Within Pentagon? Plus 5 Steps to Peace with Iran and More Politico Idiocy on North Korea

As Theresa May loses battle of Britain, West Coast oligarchs sue for peace ROBERT STEELE: Benjamin Fulford’s weekly report, a $11/month subscription, is absolutely recommended to one and all. This week’s report sets the stage for multiple announcements by the President between now and the 4th of July, when he will start campaigning in earnest.

Review: Kushner Inc. – Greed. Ambition. Corruption. Kushner = Judas

SHORT URL for this post: http://tinyurl.com/Fire-Jarvanka 6 Star An Extraordinary Gift to America – Indicts & Impeaches Jared Kushner for Multiple Crimes While Exposing “First Daughter” Ivanka Trump Kushner as a Vacuous Disruptive Beauty As a professional intelligence officer with counterintelligence experience, there is absolutely no question in my mind but that my CIA colleagues …

Winslow Wheeler: Pentagon Hiding $125B in Waste — and the Report It Asked For… + Waste Reference Library

Bottom line up front: one quarter, 25%, of the Pentagon’s annual budget, is spent on overhead, not on troops or weapons or mobility systems. As a businessman, President-Elect Trump should understand that more money for a system this sick is a step in the wrong direction and that a take-no-prisoners manager (with a proven record …

Yoda: Lockheed Martin F-35 – The Poster Child for Military-Industrial-Congressional Corruption, Idiocy, & Yes, Treason…

$14 billion for each jet, only 100 so far all vulnerable to easy shoot down, no extra charge for poisoning pilot with badly executed stealth toxins? Think, we should. Pentagon Weapons Tester Shoots Down Lockheed’s F-35 The $400bn F-35 is ‘not on a path to success’: Damning test report warns fighter jet is ‘running out …

Chuck Spinney: US Military Corruption Continues

President Obama claimed that America’s combat mission Afghan War was over in his SoU address, but 9,800 troops will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future involved in training and counterterrorism missions.  This mission of this left over force has officially been changed to “Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.” To date, the U.S. has spent over $780 billion …

Berto Jongman: Pfaff on US Doing Stupid Stuff in Ukraine Plus Chuck Spinney & Pat Buchanan on Bluster, Bluff, Corruption and More Stupidity in Estonia…

Doing Stupid Stuff in the Ukraine William Pfaff EXTRACT President Obama said not long ago that his foreign policy principle was “not doing stupid stuff.” At about the same time his State Department and CIA were conspicuously guiding and supporting a coup d’etat in Ukraine that was the exact contradiction to the Obama policy statement. …

Chuck Spinney: Ukraine Hysteria, Spies, Lies, & Pentagon Budget Games

This report/analysis in Le Monde Diplomatique (also attached below) provides a background on the rise of far right — some would say neo-fascist — politics in Ukraine.  I have reformatted and highlighted it to emphasize points that struck me as important.  If you find my markup distracting, the preceding link will take you to the …

Penguin: Is the Pentagon Completely Corrupt? Yes — F-35 Totally Vulnerable to Electromagnetic Neturalization

The New F-35 Fighter Jet Can Be Taken Down Without A Bullet Ever Being Fired The F-35, the latest fighter jet being developed for the U.S. Armed Forces, has hit another potential snag.This time, it’s not questions of the jet’s structural integrity or even questions of relevance in combat. It’s the plane’s vulnerability to hackers. The …

Chuck Spinney: Corruption in Congress – The Iron Triangle

Revolving Door Syndrome in the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex The Best Government Money Can Buy by FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY, COUNTERPUNCH, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 Those of you who think it is incorrect to attach “Congressional” onto the the end of Military – Industrial – Congressional Complex (MICC) would be well advised to read “Lawmaker holds stock in defense contractor he …