Nuclear

By: Olivia Zink on November 4, 2015
I stood outside the Secretary of State's office before the Donald Trump filed to run in the NH Primary in Concord. I asked about spending a trillion dollars on nuclear weapons and The Donald said "the other side is spending plenty"
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By: Arnie Alpert on November 2, 2015

Five years of lobbying and donations to more than 200 key members of Congress paid off big for Northrop Grumman, which last week won a huge Pentagon contract for a new bomber, designed to deliver two types of thermonuclear weapons.  

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By: Kevin Rutledge on November 2, 2015
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Pentagon contractors driving U.S. foreign policy? Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Lawrence Wilkerson, retired U.S. Army colonel and former chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, was on a speaking tour with AFSC's GUI project in Iowa to educate first-in-the-nation caucus goers about the excessive political influence from private weapons manufacturers in the decision making process. These manufacturers earn tremendous profits from multi-billion dollar contracts for seemingly interminable war.

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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on November 2, 2015
Governor Jindal was asked about his policies if elected for president would be in the interest of the public good instead of corporate interest. Governor Jindal stated "...I think we need to stop members of Congress from becoming lobbyists...I think too often they do what the special interest want. In regards to military procurement... multiple sources, having competitive bid contracts, multi year procurement...I think its good for taxpayers and it's good for men and women in the military as well because when we don't do that they are also the ones getting cheated. They are not getting the equipment and the training they need and it shouldn't be done based on politics."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on November 2, 2015
Bobby Jindal $1 trillion nuclear weapons question Des Moines, Iowa 10-29-15
I asked Gov. Bobby Jindal about the $1 trillion plan on a new generation of nuclear weapons and how to limit the military-industrial complex from setting our nuclear priorities. Although he supports increasing military spending, “I think right now there is too much influence in Congress, and Congress won’t like giving up that power. Because you’re right, a lot of them get donations, or they’re trying to protect pork barrel project in districts.”
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By: Will Thomas on October 15, 2015
KASICH REITERATES SUPPORT FOR OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S PLAN TO "UP-GRADE" (MODERNIZE) AMERICA'S NUCLEAR ARSENAL
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By: Arnie Alpert on October 4, 2015

The military spending bill working its way through Congress includes an endorsement of the trillion nuclear weapons overhaul and includes a special fund to cover the cost of a fleet of new submarines with nuclear firepower sufficient to destroy the world several times over.  It's no surprise that the firms which stand to get the contracts are big contributors to a key member of the House Armed Service Committee.   

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By: Curtis C. Smith on October 2, 2015
On October 2, John Kasich supported Obama's $1 trillion plan to upgrade US nuclear forces, but also implied some military spending decisions get made on narrow political grounds rather than on security needs.
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By: Erika McCroskey on September 28, 2015
When questioned about the nuclear arms race and his plan to end it even with the huge amount of money weapons contractors are making, Governor O'Malley stated "Well first of all, we should only give the military what they ask for and not what the politicians want to give them."
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By: Will Thomas on September 25, 2015
Asked about spending on "guns" or "butter," Sen. Rand Paul said he wants to spend less on both.
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