When I saw this headline, I said to myself, “I bet that was a V-22…” sure enough, one of the most infamous flying machines ever devised has wrought havoc again.
This is the plane that crashed during a demonstration to congress in the early 1990s and the damn politicians kept funding the thing anyway. Yes, even in the early days following the end of the cold war, the military-industrial-congressional complex still knew how to flex its muscles.
And now, they can’t even play nice in a park on Staten Island.
This plane is one of the archetypal examples of waste in military procurement – and has demonstrated, repeatedly, that this waste not only costs billions of dollars, but costs in lives and quality of life.
The V-22 is one of dozens of procurement programs that can be canceled all-together, as the Peace Economy Project calls for in our
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