Press Release 23rd January 2016
Trump White House Assures Business as Usual for the Military Industrial Complex
Relax, Lockheed Martin, your $6 billion of annual profits from military hardware sales are safe.
Ignore the fact that Trump statements in recent weeks have dropped your stock price by 5%.
Don’t worry about potential loss of revenue from the winding down of NATO. That was profitable while it lasted, but it is small beer compared with what has now been promised.
Within minutes of the inauguration, President Trump’s White House website committed to “develop a state-of-the-art missile defense system to protect against missile-based attacks from states like Iran and North Korea”.
It is irrelevant that Iran has no ICBM capability.
It is irrelevant that North Korea does not want war and has for decades been pleading for an end to hostilities in the form of the peace treaty (as provided for in the Korean War Armistice Agreement).
What is relevant is that the value of the state-of-the-art missile defense contracts will be worth far more than the NATO armament supply contracts ever were.
Relax, Lockheed Martin, and the rest of the military industrial complex, your billions of annual profits are assured.
Tim Beal, Chairman, NZ-DPRK Society.
Peter Wilson, Secretary NZ-DPRK Society.
Press Release From The New Zealand-DPRK Friendship Society.