Facing budget cuts, the defense industry that makes drones, radar equipment, and sensors for use in Iraq and Afghanistan is looking to sell them at home to police, border patrol, and others. Those in the industry refer to domestic law enforcement as “adjacent markets” for their highly militarized technology. That congressional budget cuts simply has the effect of shifting the sale of military equipment from the Pentagon to police departments indicates the military-industrial-complex really has a life of its own.
Last 5 posts by John Glaser
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