Stories in the category Military

General Atomics & the drone lobby

By Laurie Bennett

July 8, 2014 at 8:25am

Drones. They’re everywhere.

Behind American aid to Egypt: U.S. defense contractors

By Laurie Bennett

August 18, 2013 at 8:30am

Although President Obama has condemned the violence in Egypt, he hasn’t cut off military aid, which totals $1.3 billion annually.

The national security-tech complex

By Laurie Bennett

June 9, 2013 at 9:27am

When the National Security Agency broke ground in 2011 on a $1.2 billion data center in Utah, it launched the largest defense construction project in the nation.

Firm chaired by ex-Defense secretary gets $80M in contracts

By Laurie Bennett

March 28, 2013 at 10:25am

Last month, LGS Innovations, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, announced that it had landed a $49 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Army’s communications center in Asia.

Drones, Defense and the CIA

By Laurie Bennett

February 13, 2013 at 7:41am

A question that hasn’t publicly been asked of President Obama’s nominees for Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency could be one of the most important in months to come.

The Monuments Men

By Laurie Bennett

February 7, 2013 at 9:07am

When Gen. George Patton’s troops reached the German village of Merkers in 1945, they soon heard talk of a vast fortune hidden in the local potash mines.

The drone lobby

By Laurie Bennett

February 7, 2013 at 5:25am

Money, as always, hovers over the current argument about drone use.

Obama nominates Hagel, another Vietnam vet, for cabinet

By Laurie Bennett

January 7, 2013 at 1:22pm

The new year brings major generational shifts among veterans holding national office.

Latest minority group dissed by GOP: Veterans

By Laurie Bennett

December 5, 2012 at 10:30am

Bob Dole, 1976 Republican presidential nominee, former Senate majority leader and World War II veteran, visited the Senate Tuesday to support ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.

The Lockheed Martin influence machine

By Laurie Bennett

December 1, 2012 at 12:10pm

The Pentagon reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin Friday for a $3.8 billion price tag on new F-35 fighter jets.

The widening Petraeus scandal

By Laurie Bennett

November 13, 2012 at 7:55am

The developing story of the Petraeus scandal can be framed as the mapping of a heretofore secret social network.

Defense contractors donate to ‘obscure’ CA Assembly race

By Laurie Bennett

May 1, 2012 at 11:59am

Why would a major defense contractor such as Boeing want to contribute to a candidate in a Republican primary for California Assembly?

McChrystal settles into new niche

By Laurie Bennett

November 3, 2011 at 9:07am

The news that JetBlue had yet again left passengers stranded on the tarmac during a snowstorm brought Stanley A. McChrystal to mind.

Defense board continues strong ties to Atlantic Council

By Laurie Bennett

October 9, 2011 at 9:27am

Leon Panetta’s appointments to the Defense Policy Board last week show the direct pipeline between the board and the Atlantic Council.

McChrystal: It’s network vs. network in 21st-century warfare

By Laurie Bennett

February 28, 2011 at 6:26am

Modern wars are all about networks, Stanley McChrystal, former military commander in Afghanistan, writes in Foreign Policy.

After apologizing for comments, McChrystal heads to Washington

By Laurie Bennett

June 22, 2010 at 7:39am

Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s future with the Obama White House is being likened to that of Gen. Douglas MacArthur under Harry Truman.

Rocco Landesman extends NEA support to military families

By A. James Memmott

May 25, 2010 at 7:06am

Rocco Landesman, the outspoken and successful Broadway producer, is opening some doors for the military as head of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Defense contractor ties undo Harding’s TSA nomination

By Laurie Bennett

March 29, 2010 at 8:59am

A web of defense connections last week tripped up Robert A. Harding, President Obama’s nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration.

Pentagon hit with protectionism charges in tanker contract

By Laurie Bennett

March 15, 2010 at 9:48am

Europeans are accusing the Defense Department of protectionism in a $35 billion contract to replace Air Force KC-135 tankers.

Retired military brass earn a second income - from the Pentagon

By Laurie Bennett

November 20, 2009 at 9:35am

Retired generals, long able to find work with defense contractors, are also double-dipping with the Pentagon, according to a study published this week by USA Today.

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