Up to Half of the $14 Trillion Spent by Pentagon Since 9/11 Has Gone to War Profiteers

Source: Common Dreams

“Up to half of the estimated $14 trillion that the Pentagon has spent in the two decades since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan has gone to private military contractors, with corporate behemoths such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, and General Dynamics hoovering up much of the money. That’s according to a new paper (pdf) authored by William Hartung — director of the Arms and Security Program at the Center for International Policy — and released Monday by Brown University’s Costs of War Project. Published just days after the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and two weeks after the last U.S. military plane departed Afghanistan, the paper documents the extent to which the massive post-9/11 surge in Pentagon spending benefited weapon makers, logistics firms, private security contractors, and other corporate interests.” (09/13/21)

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/13/half-14-trillion-spent-pentagon-911-has-gone-war-profiteers