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House Democrats Threaten to Subpoena Pentagon After Report Exposes Trump Deal With Scotland Airport
"We're challenging Trump's laughably fraudulent claim that he had 'nothing to do with' the Prestwick Airport near his failing Scottish resort."
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'Nuclear Weapons Arms Race Is Here': Russians, Anti-Nuke Experts Denounce US Missile Test
A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin said that "such tests only proved that from the very start, the Americans were determined to derail the INF Treaty and were making preparations for it."
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Anti-nuclear weapons activists from Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament stage a die-in protest outside Westminster Abbey on May 3, 2019 in London. News
In Wake of Nuclear Treaty Collapse, Putin Says if US Pursues Previously Banned Missiles, Russia Will Also
"The collapse of the INF Treaty last Friday opens up a Pandora's Box of dangerous possibilities."
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Whatever the spin, whether of that revolving door or of the defense industry’s publicists, the bottom line couldn’t be clearer: if job creation is your metric of choice, Pentagon contractors are a bad taxpayer investment. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force/Brad Fallin) Views
More Money, Fewer Jobs: The Stubborn Truth About Employment and the Defense Industry
The military-industrial jobs scam
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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta listens to President DonaldTrump at the White House May 2, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Views
Top 5 Trump Officials Who Resigned Because of Shocking Scandals
The resignation of Trump's Labor secretary, Alex Acosta, is only the most recent in a string of such scandals for Trump. In fact, what with all the things Trump himself has done plus those around him, his is surely the most scandal-ridden presidency in history. Let us just review the record,...
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 A new report from the Project On Government Oversight has documented 645 cases in 2018 alone in which former government officials held jobs at the top 20 Pentagon contractors. (Photo: David B. Gleason/flickr/cc) Views
Our Man From Boeing: The Pentagon's Revolving Door Spins Fast
Has the arms industry captured Trump’s Pentagon?
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Why the 'Merchants of Death' Survive and Prosper
As long as people retain their faith in the supreme value of military might, we can probably also expect "defense contractors" to continue profiting from war at the public's expense.
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How to Wield Influence and Sell Weaponry in Washington
Unless the nuclear spending spree long in the making is stopped thanks to public opposition, the rise of an antinuclear movement, or Congressional action, we're in trouble
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