October 16, 2021

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Pentagon spending has totaled over $ 14 trillion since 9/11. A third to half went to private military contractors

Antiwar.com: The Pentagon has paid the arms industry at least $ 4.4 trillion since 9/11

The top five profiteers were Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman

Brown University’s Costs of War Project released a new report on Monday detailing post-9/11 spending by the Pentagon.

The study found that of the more than $ 14 trillion the Pentagon spent since the start of the war in Afghanistan, one-third to one-half went to private military contractors.

The report, written by William Hartung of the Center for International Policy, says that $ 4.4 trillion of total spending went to arms procurement and research and development, a category that directly benefits corporate military contractors.

Private contractors are also paid through other funds, such as operations and maintenance, but these numbers are more difficult to determine.

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WNU Editor: Brown University’s War Costs Project Report is here …. Profits of War: Businesses Benefiting the Pentagon’s Spike in Spending After 9/11 (Brown University).

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