New face at RT News is Ben Swann in a guest appearance asking the right questions. Check out his guests, IMO ... both are pretty fine going to perpetual wars.The core of America's political and infrastructure on a whole, is nothing but war-oriented any which way and forever. Just like Rome used to be before it got trampled into the dust from which it has never been able to rise again. Entire countries and armies used to tremble before the might of the Roman Empire just like the present day countries and armies do when faced with the might and power of the USA.
Every dog has his day in the sun before nightfall.
What was supposed to be the wind down of over a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan has suddenly morphed into a new war with ISIS. A war that according to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could last up to 30 years.
To most Americans, a new 30-year war would sound like bad news, but not to everyone. It is music to the ears of defense contractors who up until a few months ago were facing serious cuts. They are not looking at cuts anymore.
According to the L.A. Times, three days after U.S. warships fired 47 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria, the Pentagon signed a $251 million dollar deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon.
Tomahawk cruise missiles cost $1.5 million dollars a piece. According to the AP, as of October 6th, the Pentagon had spent as much as $1.1 billion on U.S. military operations against Islamic state militants in Iraq and Syria.
Shares of major military contractors including Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics have been trading at near all-time highs.
Of course, it is not just the big military contractors who are reaping a windfall. Thousands of military subcontractors who had begun laying off workers because of defense cut-backs are scrambling to rehire staff.
While guest anchoring at RT America this week, Ben Swann spoke with Robert Levinson, a Senior Defense Analyst at Bloomberg Government and Stephen Miles, Advocacy Director for “Win Without War”. You can see their interview in the video above.....