Long History of Corporate Involvement in Wartime

Rumors of war profiteering a long tradition

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Halliburton may be the most famous corporation involved in the war with Iraq, but by no means is it the only one. Corporate involvement in times of war did not start in Iraq - nor did alleged corruption or rumors of war profiteering begin there. James Carter is a professor of history at Drew University and author of a book called “Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954-1968.”  He joins us with a look at the legacy of war as an economic engine.

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MK Ultra

Here's the million-dollar question (no pawn intended, of course): if there were no money to be made in warmongering, would the US (and the corporations that run/own it) be so willing, anxious and ready to "spread democracy" to the world and beyon? Just wonderin'...

Sep. 03 2009 08:09 AM

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