Good Times for the Military-Industrial Complex, But Is It Truly the Arsenal of Democracy?

Source: TomDispatch
by William D Hartung

“The New York Times headline said it all: ‘Middle East War Adds to Surge in International Arms Sales’. The conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine, and beyond may be causing immense and unconscionable human suffering, but they are also boosting the bottom lines of the world’s arms manufacturers. There was a time when such weapons sales at least sparked talk of ‘the merchants of death’ or of ‘war profiteers.’ Now, however, is distinctly not that time, given the treatment of the industry by the mainstream media and the Washington establishment, as well as the nature of current conflicts.” (11/13/23)