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Politics, money, and war.

Monday, April 7


The Center for Public Integrity ran an article about the Defense Policy Board a week ago. Let's peak at what it has to say about one of the Defense Policy Board members.
Retired Air Force Gen. Ronald Fogleman sits on the board of directors of companies which received more than $900 million in [Pentagon] contracts in 2002. The companies, which all have longstanding business relationships with the Air Force and other Defense Department branches, include Rolls-Royce North America, North American Airlines, AAR Corporation and the Mitre Corp. In addition to being chief of staff for the Air Force, Fogleman has served as a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the President. He also served as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Transportation Command, commander of Air Mobility Command, the 7th Air Force and the Air Component Command of the U.S./ROK Combined Forces Command.
Why that's the same Ronald Fogelman who advises the Lexington Institute. So let's see that's: think tank, committee, corporate interest. Trifecta!

Do take a look at his corporate affiliations, its really quite fascinating. I especially like the fact Fogelman is on the board of directors at Derco Holding Ltd who in turn owns Derco Aerospace who in turn is a wholly owned subsidy of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation who is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.

That's a lot of Pentagon contracts wouldn't you say? A war is good for their business. Good thing we have one right now. I'd hate to see them have to rely on non-lethal industries to make a living.


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