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Sep 08 2020
On Monday, President Donald Trump told reporters that “the top people in the Pentagon” probably do not support him because they “want to do nothing but fight wars so all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.” Trump continued: “Some people don’t like to come home, some people like to continue to spend money... One cold-heartedNewsweek Fox News (Online News) The Week - News
Oct 01 2021
The costs and consequences of the United States’s twenty-first-century wars have by now been well-documented — a staggering $8 trillion in expenditures and more than 380,000 civilian deaths, as calculated by Brown University’s Costs of War project. The question of who has benefited most from such an orgy of military spending has, unfortunately, received far less attention.
Sep 19 2022
An American contractor held hostage in Afghanistan for more than two years has been released in exchange for a convicted Taliban drug lord jailed in the United States, the White House said Monday, announcing a rare success in U.S.-Taliban talks since the militant group took power a little more than a year ago
Mark Frerichs, a Navy veteran who had spent more than a decade in AfghanistanAssociated Press
Apr 25 2022
Amid escalating tensions with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and China over its claim to Taiwan, the Biden administration has placed competition at the heart of its foreign policy initiative.
Nation building and wars on terror are history, at least for the moment, after the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. And with Congress largely aligned on the need for greater defense spending,Newsweek
Jun 10 2013
A 29-year-old government contractor identified himself as the source of recent disclosures about secret National Security Agency data-gathering programs an admission that exposes him to criminal prosecution.Wall Street Journal (News)
Jun 10 2022
More than three years have passed since a damning Pentagon report brought renewed attention to how defense companies swindle the government. In the intervening time, Congress has done little to close the loopholes that empower them to do so.
In February 2019, the Pentagon’s inspector general revealed that contractor TransDigm Group overcharged the military by at least $16 million — withThe Intercept
Sep 19 2022
An American contractor held captive in Afghanistan for over two years has been released in exchange for a convicted drug lord jailed in the United States.
The White House said Monday that U.S. contractor Mark Frerichs had been freed and returned to the U.S. in exchange for Bashir Noorzai, who had been imprisoned in the U.S. since 2005 and has ties to the Taliban. Frerichs was working asWashington Examiner Reuters Associated Press
Feb 16 2022
Russian government-backed hackers have acquired sensitive information on the development and deployment of US weapons by breaching American defense contractors over the last two years, US security agencies said in a public advisory on Wednesday.
The information gathered is unclassified, but offers "significant insight into US weapons platforms development and deployment timelines," andCNN (Online News)
Sep 08 2020
President Trump says top officials at the U.S. Department of Defense want to continue waging wars in order to keep defense contractors “happy.”
At a White House news conference, the president also reiterated his claim that reports he had made offensive comments about fallen U.S. service members and called World War I dead at an American military cemetery in France “losers” and “suckersFox News (Online News)
Sep 20 2022
The U.S. Defense Department is pushing its contractors to ensure none of their materials are being sourced from China or other U.S. adversaries, according to a Monday report.
The effort comes weeks after the Pentagon paused deliveries of new F-35 fighter jets upon discovery that a component in the craft had been manufactured using a China-sourced alloy.
The DOD is now turning toFox Business