The first reports from WAPO by Dana Priest and William Arkin look like they may be a new baseline for reporting on the growth of the military/industrial/academic complex. I look forwards to the rest of the series and will hold forth once it is completed on this topic.
But it does appear that the war between the top 1% of income earners and the rest of US now may be a tripod with the military/industrial/academic complex relying on classification to prevent analysis of duplications and redundancy has become the third leg of the stool. Hey a stool with two very long legs and one very short leg (the rest of US)is not going to be very usuable. The ties between the two long legs of the stool will also need to be analyzed. What we do know from history is that the NAZI GERMANY extermination camps had no shortage of bidders for their construction and operation. Is the past prologue?