defense contractors

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will Northrop Grumman get its long-planned war with Iran?

January 10, 2020 - In a sales pitch to the Pentagon over a decade ago, the Virginia-based military contractor imagined a hypothetical war with Iran by 2020. With its dream edging closer to reality following the recent Trump-ordered killing of Iranian military leaders, Northrop Grumman — which has received billions of dollars' worth of government contracts despite a record of fraud — saw a dramatic jump in its stock price.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the drone money

March 8, 2013 - In the wake of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) filibuster this week raising concerns about the Obama administration's policy on the domestic use of drones against U.S. civilians, we take a by-the-numbers look at U.S. drone use and drone makers' political clout.

Will NC legislature take a stand against torture?

May 14, 2007 - Last week on "The State of Things," North Carolina Public Radio's popular call-in show, N.C. Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue stated that she saw "no downsides" to dramatically expanding the role of military bases and contractors in the state, a new campaign she has launched (you can listen to the show here).

From Texas to Turkey: Profiting from war

December 1, 2006 - As Facing South readers know, the military is a big factor in the politics and economics of the South. More of our country's troops come from the South, and more are based in the South, than any other region in the country.