Military-Industrial Complexities

11:17 am in Uncategorized by JP Sottile

The Great Sequester Hoo-Hah is upon us!

A quick rundown of stories I collected today reads like a dipstick plunged into the perpetual engine of wealth reallocation, which is exactly what the defense budget is, has been and will be so long as the Two-Party collaboration drapes its political fortunes with the flag.

>>There’s gold in them-thar overruns!

The F-35 anti-radar jet is seven years behind schedule. Project cost: $395.7 billion

Ships Leaking $37 Billion Reflect Eisenhower’s Warning

>>Watchdogs bark and then nibble.

Lockheed agrees to $19.5 mln class-action accord: court papers

>>Don’t worry. Be happy (and modernized)!

Lockheed awarded F-22 modernization contract worth up to $6.9 bln

>>No, really. We are running out of money.

Pentagon informs Congress of plans to furlough 800K civilian workers

U.S. Army Pressures Congress With State-by-State Effects of Sequestration

>>Who wants to play a game of Chicken-Hawk?

Defense-Cut Hypocrisy Makes GOP Converge With Democrats

Meet 6 Politicians Getting Rich from America’s Endless Wars

>>Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

If No Deal is Struck, Four-in-Ten Say Let the Sequester Happen

by The Newsvandal