[ FreeCourseWeb ] Understanding the War Industry
English | 2020 | ISBN: 194976222X | 438 Pages | PDF | 32 MB
Stunning in its research and analytical perspective, Understanding the War Industry exposes how the war industry commands the other two sides of the military-industrial-congressional triangle, and is consuming the American economy in the process.
This book lays bare the multiple levers enabling the vast and proliferating war industry to wield undue influence, exploiting financial and legal structures, while co-opting Congress and the media. Spiked with insights into how corporate boardrooms view the troops, overseas bases, and warzones, it assiduously documents how corporations profit by providing a myriad of goods and services to such sectors of war-making as design, production and servicing of advanced weaponry, drones and nukes; invasive information technology; space-based weapons; and special operations - with contracts stuffed with ongoing and proliferating developmental, tertiary and maintenance products for all of it.