The coziness between defense lobbyists, Congress, and the Pentagon — what former President Dwight D. Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex — tilts countless decisions, big and small, away from legitimate national security interests and toward the desires of giant corporations that thrive off taxpayer dollars.
Nearly 100,000 Pentagon Whistleblower Complaints Have Been Silenced between 2013 and 2018, per the DoD Inspector General. REPOST of Truthdig article by Lee Camp
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Defense Department’s authority to prosecute retired service members for crimes they commit, even after retirement.
This lengthy briefing document is evidence that the Department of Defense is now VERY much aware of the environmental degradation they are causing with PFOS and PFOA chemicals (and others), even in Germany. So what are they going to do about it… leave it to tRump’s administration science deniers??
Repost: Department of Offense
Maj. Danny Sjursen, Apr 26, 2018 TD originals https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-department-of-defense-in-name-only/
An alien visitor, or even a foreign observer, might find it peculiar that the United States military falls under the auspices of the Department of Defense. The army I was a part of never defended a damn thing. In hindsight, I fought for little that was tangible, except maybe deluded policymakers’ notions of American interests, or to ensure a steady flow of hydrocarbon resources or to distract an apathetic nation from the unrelenting assault on its civil liberties.