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Defense contractors news and analysis from The Nation
June 26, 2017
These CIA Torture Victims May Finally Have a Chance at Justice
A lawsuit filed on behalf of former “black site” prisoners is now scheduled to go to trial—but in seeking restitution, the detainees have had to relive their torment.
November 18, 2016
One of Trump’s Top Military Advisers Played a Key Role in the Disastrous Iraq Occupation
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg has also been an executive at two of the nation’s most notorious intelligence contractors.
October 14, 2016
A New Spy Scandal Exposes the Corruption of Privatized Intelligence
“This is corporate malfeasance and a direct threat to national security.”
September 8, 2016
5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry
This unaccountable oligarchy of spies controls the information that guides our military and civilian leaders.
August 23, 2016
Why Is the United States Abetting Saudi War Crimes in Yemen?
The Obama administration’s record-setting arms deals with Riyadh have strengthened extremists and led to greater regional instability.
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August 3, 2016
We Should Be Shocked, Shocked, at Reports of Russian Interference in US Elections
Because, you know, it’s not as if Washington has ever done the same thing to other countries.
July 26, 2016
The Obama Administration Has Brokered More Weapons Sales Than Any Other Administration Since World War II
The world may be in turmoil, but the American arms industry is cashing in.
William D. Hartung
April 11, 2016
Only the Pentagon Could Spend $640 on a Toilet Seat
What your tax dollars go towards at America’s defense headquarters.
William D. Hartung
March 22, 2016
The US Military Is America’s 51st State
The military has become a force unto itself, increasingly unaccountable to either the president or Congress.
William J. Astore
February 2, 2016
Contractor Kidnappings and the Perils of Privatized War
More than 3,700 contractors died on the global battlefield between 2001 and 2015, in this deadly and secrecy-shrouded game of crony capitalism.