Waste Surges As Defense Industry Controls Congress, Pentagon

Michael Shank, Ph.D., Director of Foreign Policy at FCNL and Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses on RT the latest example of the Pentagon’s wasteful spending with the graveyarding of new Air Force cargo planes in Arizona.  Dr. Shank highlights the role the defense industry plays in controlling Congress and the Pentagon, the industry’s annual lobbying expenditures, the lack of an audit at the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and the need for oversight, the $34 billion in “terrorism grants” to American cities, and the Pentagon’s 1033 program, which gives military-grade equipment to municipal police forces in America.  Video courtesy of RT.