Pentagon watch


" A large part of the Pentagon budget is devoted to keeping Middle East oil prices within a range that the United States and its energy companies consider appropriate. ... Pentagon expenditures amount to a subsidy of 30 percent of the market price of oil, demonstrating that "the current view that fossil fuels are inexpensive is a complete fiction."

Noam Chomsky


Pentagon Propaganda Machine, The - J. William Fulbright


"What chiefly governs the [U.S.] military budget is the need to spend enormous sums of money in a useless way. The allegedly powerful Pentagon is simply a receptacle for wasteful expenditure, just as a city dump is the receptacle for the refuse of a city."

Walter Karp


Military Budget watch

Re-ordering America's Priorities / Reducing U.S. Military Budget


" The two-war strategy is just a marketing device to justify a high [military] budget. "

Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill McPeak


Militarization and Weapons

Weapons page

The Iron Triangle - the new military buildup

Endless Military Superiority
Insanity Defense - US military-industrial-complex
Military spending myths
Pentagon Capitalism
Arms Un-Control - 1997 was a record year
Weapons sold to dictators - a record is broken in 1997
US and weapons bazaar in Middle East
US creativity in arms market
Arm Twisting - the Arms Industry gets its way
Guns 'R' Us - U.S. international weapons sales

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear-kept us in a continuous
stampede of patriotic fervor-with the cry of grave national emergency.
Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it ..."

General Douglas MacArthur, 1957

Warfare or welfare
Take the Rich Off Welfare - military waste
Pentagon Welfare and NATO expansion
Military Domination or Constructive Leadership ?
More Bucks for the Bang - US military's priority over people
U.S. Exports Arms to the World
U.S. government spending - NATO vs United Nations (11/99)
Military Spending vs Everything Else
Military spending - proponents & opponents - table
Military Spending Growth
Money Talks: The Implications of U.S. Budget Priorities
Bush announces expansion of U.S. training of foreign militaries
America Is Completely Broke, And Here We Are Funding Fantasy Wars at the Pentagon (2/09)


War on Terrorism page

Foreign Policy and Pentagon

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