The defense budget is about to balloon again, but there’s no reason to assume we need more military spending.
The Pentagon suppressed a 2015 study exposing $125 billion—yes, billion—in administrative waste, over a five year period, in order to protect its own budget from being slashed.
Why did the United States invade Iraq? The pretense was that Iraq was harboring weapons of mass destruction. Another popular reason, however, was to make the country safe for democracy. The campaign – like so many foreign interventions – was “an abysmal failure,” says Professor Chris Coyne in the new Learn Liberty video below. Over […]
The F-35 fighter jet is the symbol of the corruption within the military-industrial complex and government waste. The Department of Defense first began developing it in 1994 in an attempt to create a fast, lightweight jet for multiple branches of the US army. However, the program has fallen far short of these goals, as reported […]
Will perpetual U.S. involvement in foreign wars ever end? Not if those who comprise the Military Industrial Complex have anything to say about it. This complex, originally coined by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is defined as the close relationship among military leaders, government legislators, bureaucrats, and private contractors, all of whom have a massive stake […]