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US Defense Industry: Public Good Should Trump Private Greed

Written by atuuschaaw Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Converting the companies to publicly-controlled, nonprofit status would introduce a key change: it would reduce the entities ' impetus for aggressive lobbying and campaign contributions. Chartering the defense contractors at the federal level would in effect allow Congress to ban such activities outright, thereby controlling an industry that is now a driving force rather than a servant of foreign policy objectives.

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