Military-Industrial Complex News: August 2016

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Why America Loses Wars

DoD Admits US Global Hegemony Threatened By China, Russia In "Persistently Disordered World"

The largest buyer of the F-35 just declared it ready for war

Iraq PM orders probe into corruption allegations over weapons deals

Congress asleep at the wheel on US operations in Libya

We’ve Started Process For Manufacturing Military Hardware – Army Commandant NDC

Puget Sound Is Home To Biggest Nuclear Stockpile In The World

Army Urged To Fix Paladin Issues Before Full Production

Owner Of $100M Sham Vet Co. Loses Acquittal Bid

Security Camera Co. Bilked Iraq Contractors $1M, Suit Says

Raytheon Fights Exxon's Bid To Dodge Calif. Superfund Suit

GAO Directs Air Force To Look At $285M Bid Again

Arlington Capital Closes 4th PE Fund With $700M In Tow

USAF Revamping Military Sales Program, Citing Inefficiency

Treasury Must Explain Warrantless Surveillance Doc Search

Boies Schiller Reps Film Co. In 'Wolf Of Wall St.' Funding Suit

State Dept. Approves $300M Aircraft Sale To Argentina

UnitedHealth Protests Over $58B In Tricare Contract Awards

7 Charged In $350M Gov’t Construction Fraud Scheme

Ex-Commerce Employee Indicted On Bribery Charges

DOD Takes Steps To Halt Purchase Of Counterfeit Parts

Navy Oversight Of Radar Parts Deals Needs Improvement

Witness Blames CEO Accused In $100M WTC Fraud Trial

Contractor Says Feds Misled It On Levee Project In $4.5M Suit

WTC Steel Hands Testify In CEO's $100M Contract Fraud Trial

The Government Spent 20 Years and Billions of Dollars on a Fighter Jet that Doesn’t Work

Military Industrial Complex Poses Major Threat to Liberty at Home

15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer?

As Wars Demand Intel, Air Force Boosts Drone Pilot Bonuses

Despite Objections, Pentagon Takes Step Toward Buying New Nuclear Weapons

US criminal actions have become "lighthearted entertainment"

Honeywell Inks $300M Deal To Sell Gov't Contracting Unit

$7.5M Army Contract Delay Due To Subcontractor, Judge Told

ManTech Lands $110M In Gov't Cybersecurity Work

DOJ Moves To Beef Up Cybersecurity After Winter Hacks

Ex-DynCorp Worker Asks 5th Circ. To Rethink Venue Rejection

Whistleblowers Exposed Contractors Who Sold Defective Helmets to Pentagon

America is no longer guaranteed military victory. These weapons could change that.

Pentagon Spent $100 Million On Counter-IED Measures Without Proving Effectiveness

Spies-for-Hire Now at War in Syria

The Aircraft Carrier Industry’s Lobbying and Think Tank Plan

Tracking foreign influence peddling in America: Tip sheet

Weak oversight and sloppy accounting cause $6.5-trillion mystery in Army financial statements

This Is What $150 Million In Taxpayers’ Cash Buys You In Afghanistan

Bow Wave Time Bomb: B-21, Ohio Replacement Costs Likely To Grow

Battelle, Ohio State hire Mears

Lockheed Martin managed to disclose all the issues with its F-35 in one simple sentence

Ruling on $80 Billion Bomber to Be Declassified, Air Force Says

The Pentagon Money Pit

Keynesian theory alive in Pentagon spending

ACLU: End Prisons-for-Profit

Human rights activists are being portrayed as terrorists and foreign puppets

Ticking Time Bomb: Media Hypes Nuclear Threat in Turkey to Justify Action

William Astore: Why Do Military Professionals Remain Silent About America’s Disastrous Wars?

There’s No Business Like the Arms Business

NYT Reveals Think Tank It’s Cited for Years to Be Corrupt Arms Booster

Staggering Corruption Reveals NATO/NASA 'Lies' At The Heart Of The Pentagon

NPR Takes Direct Jabs at Poland With ‘Anaconda’ War Games Report

The Republican Industrial Complex Has Turned Missteps into Millions

Contractors Catch More Heat For Faulty Military Helmets

GAO Sustains Rotech Protest Over $68.7M VA Contract

Fed. Circ. Buries Turkish Contractor's Suit Against US

DOD Has Hard Time Distinguishing Everyday Spending

Raytheon Reads Escobar Wrong In $1B FCA Row, Gov't Says

Pa. Man Cops To $1.4M NJ Army Base Kickback Scheme

IRS Can't Ding Biz Owner For European Bike Trip Deductions

San Diego Hits Lockheed Martin With Hazardous Waste Suit

Boeing Must Cough Up Docs In $1.2B Contract Dispute: AAI

DOE Announces $34M In Funding For Cybersecurity Projects

Russia Exposes 'Unprecedented' $55M Military Gear Cartel

20 Interest Groups Fueling Government Corruption With Cash

War Dogs: A True Story of Small Arms and Small Business Contracting

Controversial helmets made in prison with homemade tools sold to the military

The Hidden Costs of America’s Addiction to Mercenaries

How the Pentagon Became Walmart

If There’s Malware In Your Toaster, the US Military Wants to Find It

Attritional War: The Neglected Phase of Modern Warfare

POGO’s 2016 Summer Reading List

Best of TomDispatch: Andrew Bacevich, Pentagon, Inc.

F-35 Woes Offer Lessons For Future DOD Programs

VA Botched $20M In Medical Transpo Contracts, IG Says

Gov't Agencies To Get Broader Cybersecurity Contract Menu

DC Circ. Says Feds Can't Escape Lockheed Cleanup Costs

Future's Bright But Supply's Tight, Navy Commander Says

State Dept. Approves $60M Gun Sale To Afghanistan

The US is promoting war crimes in Yemen

The Trickle-Down Erosion of Honesty in Obama’s White House

Report: Contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Afghanistan 3-to-1

Pentagon painted rosy picture of fight against Daesh: House probe

Airbus Fraud Investigation: Narrow View To Global Problem

DC businessman gets 3 months' jail for corrupting elections

New Clinton e-mails suggest more public corruption

Senate military housing allowance proposal is 'misguided,' expert says

Political Hacking May Prompt U.S. to Aid Election Security

U.S. declines to acknowledge Afghanistan’s child soldiers, experts complain

White House Admits $400 Million Payment May Have Funded Terrorism

Bail $100K for lobbyist charged in United flight shakedown

Feds: DHS analyst had parts for explosives at home

Dixon: Defence accountability needed globally

DC Official Convicted of Bribery Gets No Prison Time, $100 Fine

CannonDesign To Pay $12M To End Criminal Claims In VA Suit

GAO Kills Protest Of $27M Army Support Services Contract

Soldiers Say KBR Violating Discovery Rules In Burn Pit MDL

Ex-Contractor Officials Get 13 To 18 Months For Gunrunning

Kuwait Food Co. Wants Out Of FCA Suit Over Army Rations

New data on dark money, a dirty bomb scare and more

Is U.S. Spending Billions on Homeland Security Projects that Won’t Protect Us?

The more outside money politicians take, the less well they represent their constituents

How Think Tanks Amplify Corporate America’s Influence

Air Force Seeks to Double Fighter Pilots’ Annual Bonuses Under Defense Budget Request

Virginia National Guard Breaks Ground on New $30M HQ

Army Surpasses $1B Mark for Utility Energy Service and Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Gen. David Perkins Asks Military, Industry to ‘Describe’ the Future

Air Force to Deploy B-1 Aircraft to Guam to Continue Pacific Bomber Presence

Booz Allen’s Henry Obering: MDA’s R&D Efforts Face Budget Issues

Lockheed Martin Awarded $79.5 Million Contract to Provide an Open Architecture Combat Management System for the U.S. Navy's Frigates

Raytheon awarded up to $104 million to modernize ground controls for U.S. Air Force Global Hawk

Raytheon awarded US Navy Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar contract

The Freedonia Group: Demand for High Performance Composites to Reach $10 Billion

Lockheed Martin to Bring Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to Latest U.S., Korea and Japan Destroyers

Raytheon shows U.S. Army the future of missile defense

Radar Systems Market Worth 26.37 Billion USD by 2021

$17B Military Simulation & Virtual Training Market Forecast to 2026

MQ-9 Reaper: Unfettered for Export

Afghanistan - Individual and Crew Served Weapons

CRS: Nearly 30,000 DOD contractors in Afghanistan

The Corbett Report: Rambo III - FLNWO #37

‘Autonomy’: A Smart Overview of the Pentagon’s Robotic Plans

1980s Nuclear War Nightmares

After 100 years World War I battlefields are poisoned and uninhabitable