Why the Piloted Flight Speed Record Hasn’t Been Broken in 50 Years
It all goes back to the history of the X-15 A-2, an unmistakable rocket-powered product of its moment.
How WWII Introduced Modern Design’s Greatest Power Couple
The true story of how injured limbs and outdated aircraft gave rise to iconic modern design.
Trump's Defense Secretary Could Be Military Industry Sweetheart Tom Cotton
Arkansas senator Tom Cotton has made a career out of supporting waterboarding and the defense industry while denouncing radical Islam and illegal immigration.
'Military-Industrial Complex' Is a Game That Tests Your Idiot Patience
Only you can stop the Soviets from taking the capital, and another “very special episode” of ALF.
We Must Cut the Military and Transition to a Science-Industrial Complex
A new transhuman society will require many trillions of dollars to satisfy the growing desire for physical perfection.
Should the UK Ditch Its Membership in NATO?
Recently, NATO has proved a touchy subject on both the right and the left of British politics. Here's everything you need to know about the international military alliance.
How to Make Millions by Selling War
The life and times of former Iraq War booster and military-industrial complex insider Bruce Jackson show how you maintain power in Washington, DC.
The Former US Military Top-Brass Working for Companies Profiting from Drone Warfare
There's a revolving door between the US army and the companies paid multi-million dollar contracts to support drone warfare.
Chomsky and Krauss: Why Send Humans to Space When We Can Send Robots?
The two prominent public intellectuals argue manned missions are essentially political posturing that yield little science.
Four Former Blackwater Mercenaries Are Going to Prison for Slaughtering Iraqi Civilians
Mercenaries have been a trademark of American foreign policy since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but at least four of those guys are paying a price for treating Iraqis like something other than fellow humans.
This Scrapyard Contains the World’s Second-Largest Air Force
A tour of "the Boneyard," where old planes sit baking in the Arizona desert heat, waiting to be recycled or transported to US allies.
The Wall Street Issue
Killing People Overseas Will Always Be a Growth Industry
Today, foreign policy is enacted through corporations. Tasks that once would have been the sole province of the CIA or the military are routinely contracted out to firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange.