This announcement of 2 new books on US aggressive warmaking marks the inauguration of OMNI’s US War Watch Wednesdays (WWW) .
1. WAR WATCH WEDNESDAYS (WWW)
December 23, 2020
2 new books on US wars: Vine and Sorensen
CHRISTIAN SORENSEN. UNDERSTANDING THE WAR INDUSTRY. Clarity P, 2020.
Publisher’s description: The War Industry infests the American economy like a cancer, sapping its strength and distorting its creativity while devouring its treasure.
Stunning in the depth of its research, Understanding the War Industry documents how the war industry commands the other two sides of the military-industrial-congressional triangle. It lays bare the multiple levers enabling the vast and proliferating war industry to wield undue influence, exploiting financial and legal structures, while co-opting Congress, academia and the media. Spiked with insights into how corporate boardrooms view the troops, overseas bases, and warzones, it assiduously delineates how corporations reap enormous profits by providing a myriad of goods and services devoted to making war, which must be rationalized and used if the game is to go on: advanced weaponry, drones and nukes; invasive information technology; space-based weapons; and special operations—with contracts stuffed with ongoing and proliferating developmental, tertiary and maintenance products for all of it.