The Pentagon has spent over $14 trillion since the start of the Afghanistan war, with 1/3 to 1/2 going to five military contractors: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman - per a new report by @WilliamHartung @CostsOfWar…
Profits of War: Corporate Beneficiaries of the Post-9/11
Pentagon Spending Surge, by @WilliamHartung @CostsOfWar…
"While the costs and consequences of America’s war policies of the twenty-first century have been well-documented, the question of who has profited from this approach has received less attention."…
"The Pentagon’s increasing reliance on private contractors in the post-9/11 period raises multiple questions of accountability, transparency, and effectiveness. "…
$ funding the military industrial congressional complex is an under covered story - thanks @WilliamHartung for the analysis

I'm such a nerd I search the govt contracts database for fun and have seen millions & billions going to the same few companies

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