2017's arms bonanza is likely to be no more than a down payment on even better days to come for the military-industrial complex.
The spending priorities of everyday citizens are not reflected in the massive federal budget, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans taken in December.
A river of taxpayer money fills the coffers of defense contractors, not the pockets of armed forces members.
Although not exactly a State of the Union address, the speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night bore a close resemblance to one.
A slew of bipartisan reports are hoping to push the former secretary of state to increased military action in the Middle East, particularly Syria.
Contrary to expectations that revenues would fall as the U.S. downsized its military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, the professional services firm Deloitte gushes in a new report that “the resurgence of global security threats” promises a lucrative “rebound” in military spending.
As the clock counts down to the new year, another clock will continue ticking, counting the days, hours, minutes and seconds since May 23, 2013, the day President Barack Obama promised to free all those prisoners at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay who have been cleared for release.
The Department of Defense claims it is unable to provide an explanation for the high cost of the project -- a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan -- according to a special inspector general's report released Monday.
"A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various U military agencies," international security scholar Nafeez Ahmed writes at The Guardian.
In a disturbing new report, two academics argue that incentives -- from career gains to lab test payments -- may be leading to high numbers of false convictions in American courts. They call for more study, but also for a systemic overhaul.