Friday, January 22, 2021

Tag: COVID-19: Beware the Pentagon’s Pandemic Profiteers

COVID-19: Beware the Pentagon’s Pandemic Profiteers

by Mandy Smithberger, Consortium News:

While many Americans were anxiously awaiting their $1,200 relief payments, the Department of Defense was expediting contract payments to the arms industry, writes Mandy Smithberger. 

At this moment of unprecedented crisis, you might think that those not overcome by the economic and mortal consequences of the coronavirus would be asking, “What can we do to help?” A few companies have indeed pivoted to making masks and ventilators for an overwhelmed medical establishment. Unfortunately, when it comes to the top officials of the Pentagon and the CEOs running a large part of the arms industry, examples abound of them asking what they can do to help themselves.