Military Industrial Complex

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for March 2014

DOD spent $34,742,395,713+ on 244 individual contracts in March 2014 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $34,742,395,713 on 244 individual contracts during March 2014. SALIENT [...]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for January 2014

DOD spent $15,530,647,963+ on 186 individual contracts in January 2014 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $15,530,647,963 on 186 individual contracts during January 2014. SALIENT [...]

BFP Exclusive EyeOpening Report: Exposing Every Pentagon Contract in 2013

The Department of Defense (DOD) spent $331,456,507,052 on roughly 3,288 publicly-disclosed contracts during 2013 Look for trends in this data. Discover where U.S. tax dollars are spent. For example, notice the large portion of money that corporations receive from maintenance contracts. Observe how many contracts are not bid on competitively, especially those pertaining to the [...]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for December 2013

DOD spent at least $25,976,742,948 on roughly 300 individual contracts during December 2013 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics indicate notes from the editor. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least [...]

Washington Drives the World Toward War

Washington has had the US at war for 12 years: Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, and almost Syria, which could still happen, with Iran waiting in the wings. These wars have been expensive in terms of money, prestige, and deaths and injuries of both US soldiers and the attacked civilian populations. None of these [...]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for November 2013

The Pentagon Spent at Least $28,960,969,531on 197 Individual Contracts During November 2013 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics indicate notes from the editor. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $28,960,969,531.00 [...]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for October 2013

Despite the Government Shutdown The Pentagon Spent $14,414, 916,043.00 in October 2013 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics indicate notes from the editor. Despite the government shutdown, the Department of Defense (DOD) [...]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for September 2013

The Pentagon Spent $63,147,201,984.00 Before the Government Shutdown The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics indicate notes from the editor. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $63,147,201,984.00 on 630 individual contracts [...]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for August 2013

The Department of Defense Spent at Least $30,291,741,372.37 on 330 Individual Contracts during August 2013 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics indicate notes from the editor. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent [...]

BFP Exclusive Report- Open Source: A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities, July 2013

DOD Spent at Least $16,000,324,569.00 on 238 Distinct Contracts during July 2013 The Pentagon issues a list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Each list, a jumble of technical terms, is organized according to the purchases made by each military branch (e.g. Army, Navy, and Air Force) and institution (e.g. DARPA, Missile [...]

Corbett Video Report Gladio Series: Who’s at the Top of the Pyramid?

In this sixth part of the ongoing Sibel Edmonds Gladio B conversation, we ask the question: Who is at the top of the pyramid. We look beyond the usual suspects and follow the money back to the industries and lobbies whose existence depends on the perpetuation of boogeymen enemies. See Previous Gladio Episodes Here: Part [...]

Post-Election: Expect More Drone & Space War

An estimated $6 billion was spent on the November 7 U.S. federal elections – $2.5 billion on the two major parties’ presidential campaigns alone, $1 billion of that on television ads – and Americans woke up the following morning to discover that nothing had changed. Sadder perhaps if no wiser. The White House and the [...]

Answers in Absolute for ‘Why 9/11?’

Why ‘some’ Still Question, Seek Answer(s) & Accountability For ‘some’ reason I have been receiving more than a few ‘eye-rolling’ responses when I mention our theme for the month leading up to September 11- the tenth year. You and I know where the conscious but mostly subconscious eye-rolling and in some cases eye-aversion reactions come [...]

Podcast Show #91: the Military Industrial Complex= the top opponent of all that is good & just

The Boiling Frogs Presents David Swanson Author and peace activist David Swanson joins us to discuss our nation’s perpetual war status, the latest in the peace activists’ movement, and the disappearance of Anti-Republicans from the peace movement since Barack Obama’s presidency. He talks about the need to overcome Americans’ understanding of the war machine as [...]

Revisiting 9/11 with a Bit of Accounting

The Big Picture vs. Drowning in Superficial Details Surrounded by Smoke & Mirrors This morning Asia Times showcases a fairly decent article on 9/11, revisiting one of its many still-unanswered questions: ‘Was Saudi Arabia Involved?’ The article revisits the cases of hijackers Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi under CIA surveillance prior to the attack, the [...]