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Washington's intelligence establishment appears to be in panic mode over an upcoming Washington Post series about runaway growth in defense and intelligence spending.
A State Department email has accused the Post of planning to make public "top secret" information about defense and intelligence contractors working for the US, despite an admission in the same email that the Post's information came from "open sources."
# $663.7 billion (+12.7%) – Department of Defense (including Overseas Contingency Operations)
# $78.7 billion (−1.7%) – Department of Health and Human Services
# $72.5 billion (+2.8%) – Department of Transportation
# $52.5 billion (+10.3%) – Department of Veterans Affairs
# $51.7 billion (+40.9%) – Department of State and Other International Programs
# $47.5 billion (+18.5%) – Department of Housing and Urban Development
# $46.7 billion (+12.8%) – Department of Education
Originally posted by airspoon
With that being said, I'm very skeptical of the motives of the Post for publishing such a report. Does the government want this info out there, but pretending they don't? Maybe to cover up their real connections? I just can't see the Post going against the wishes of their ultimate master, the government.
Originally posted by anglodemonicmatrix
The Washington post is independant it is share listed of itself its not a part of GE or the military industrial complex although Berkshire Hathaway (Buffet) holds many of its shares I dought its an alphabet agency or elite puppet so you might well get a well researched unbiased article out of it-if Government doesn't block.