Ukrainian Chaos, Lockheed, NATO Expansion, and Bruce Jackson,

Regarding the expansion of NATO and the chaos in the Ukraine, my mind went back to the efforts of Lockheed and Bruce Jackson, which was widely reported during the expansion.  Here is a nice example:

Hartung, William D. 2003. How Much Are You Making on the War, Daddy?: A Quick and Dirty Guide to War Profiteering in the Bush Administration (NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press).
17: William Hartung described Bruce Jackson is “a one-man military-industrial-complex.”  “He has served as director of the U.S. Committee to Expand NATO during the run-up to the 1998 U.S. Senate vote to ratify the inclusion of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in the alliance.  He has also served on the boards of the Project for the New American Century, a neo-con “dream team” that was founded with the backing of such Bush administration luminaries as Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and Elliot Abrams, and of the Center for Security Policy, the pro-missile defense advocacy organization run by the ubiquitous gadfly, Frank Gaffney.”

1 comment so far

  1. mark hansen on

    yes, nato expansion started during the clinton admin.
    just one president after ghw bush told the russians it wouldn’t happen.
    the cold war was to be over and there was to be no triumphalism on the part of the western powers.
    didn’t last long did it?

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