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John McCain’s Replacement is a Revolving-Door Lobbyist

As a lobbyist, Kyl pushed legislative issues for private clients that he could vote on as a member of the Senate

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Republican Senator Blocks Amendment to End US Support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen

The biggest campaign contributors to Senator Shelby, who blocked the amendment, are defense contractors that have major arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

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Pentagon’s Artificial Intelligence Programs Get Huge Boost in the NDAA

The controversial Project Maven received a 580% funding increase in this year’s defense bill.

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Trump Admin Increases Lockheed Contract That Could be Devastating for the People of Yemen

New contract adds $225 million in foreign military sales to an already approved $11.25 billion deal with Saudi Arabia.

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Is This Ex-Congressman Using His Leftover Campaign Funds To Help Lobbying Clients?

Former Rep. Buck McKeon has been donating to members of the House Armed Services Committee while lobbying for defense contractors and Saudi Arabia.

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Proposed Stealth Fighter for Japan Could be Aided by a Cozy Relationship Between Lockheed Martin Rep and Top Pentagon Official for East Asia

Assistant Secretary of Defense Randy Schriver has advocated for selling the export-banned F-22 to Japan since at least 2009.

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Pentagon’s Top Official For East Asia Led Think Tank Funded By Defense Contractors And Foreign Governments

One expert warns that policies advanced by the think tank could lead to military conflict with China.