Military-industrial complex

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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.
Caroline Haskins
10.6.17
Design

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The true story of how injured limbs and outdated aircraft gave rise to iconic modern design.
Azura Wannmann
11.20.16
News

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.
Cheree Franco
11.18.16
Gaming

'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.
Zack Kotzer
3.5.16
Science

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.
Zoltan Istvan
12.30.15
News

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.
Lauren Razavi
10.7.15
News

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.
Ken Silverstein
9.17.15
News

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.
Solomon Hughes
8.20.15
Science

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.23.15
News

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.
Matt Taylor
4.14.15
Travel

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.
Roc Morin
4.8.15
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.
Sean McFate
12.10.14
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