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Why Feinberg and Prince Are Offensive

[Translate] Published on July 20th, 2017 | by David Isenberg Why Feinberg and Prince Are Offensive by David Isenberg According to a July 10 New York Times article, Steve Bannon has relied on advice from Erik Prince, co-founder of storied … Continue reading

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Erik Prince to Prince bin Zayed: The Private Military Connection

[Translate] Published on July 7th, 2017 | by David Isenberg Erik Prince to Prince bin Zayed: The Private Military Connection by David Isenberg In 2014, retired Gen. James Mattis, now secretary of defense, reportedly referred to the United Arab Emirates … Continue reading

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Note to readers

[Translate] If you have been reading this blog for a long time you might remember there was a time that I would post a lot of articles in a single day. But I have not been doing that for a … Continue reading

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Is It Satire or Is It Sallyport?

[Translate] Published on May 12th, 2017 | by David Isenberg Is It Satire or Is It Sallyport? by David Isenberg An Associated Press story earlier this month regarding misconduct by employees of Sallyport turned a lot of heads in the … Continue reading

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Here And There March 16, 2017 David Isenberg

[Translate] Thu, 16 March 2017 Here And There March 16, 2017 David Isenberg President Dwight Eisenhower used his farewell Address to warn Americans about what he called “the military-industrial complex.”  65 years later, the warning still sounds prescient, even though … Continue reading

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Trump and the PISS Industry

[Translate] Published on March 1st, 2017 | by David Isenberg Trump and the PISS Industry  by David Isenberg Given his reputation as an allegedly successful businessman before being elected president, it should come as no surprise that Donald Trump favors … Continue reading

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Making American Education Great Again

[Translate] Making American Education Great Again By David Isenberg   Written in the spirit of Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here   With the advantage of hindsight, we should have known what was coming when President elect Donald Trump announced … Continue reading

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Trump and the Return of Private Military Contractors

[Translate] Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by David Isenberg Trump and the Return of Private Military Contractors by David Isenberg In 2005 the Marine Corps University published a paper entitled “The Professional Military Services Industry: Have We Created a … Continue reading

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Mattis and the Revolving Door

[Translate] Published on December 13th, 2016 | by David Isenberg Mattis and the Revolving Door by David Isenberg In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower nominated former General Motors president Charles Erwin Wilson as secretary of defense. That sparked a controversy during … Continue reading

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Africa: A Goldmine for Security Contractors

[Translate] Published on November 30th, 2016 | by David Isenberg Africa: A Goldmine for Security Contractors by David Isenberg In recent years, U.S. military operations in Africa have greatly expanded. Washington has established forward operating locations (FOL) and drone bases. … Continue reading

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