Art of War in Business
The War for the Global Market
The war is a global business during this century and also in the past. There is a complete market of war products in sale, there are buyers, sellers, resellers and people making money.

Current technologies can create modern and effective weapons being used in airplanes, ships, satellites, lasers, controlled nukes, and gadgets for soldiers.

Current guns and bombs are being controlled remotelly and they proved to be more destructive in the latest armed conflicts in Serbia, Kuwait, Iraq, Libano and other countries.

US Army is the leader in the world technology business
The 2004 World Wide Military Expenditures, shows that US is the world leader in expenses, with an official militar budget of $466 billion for 2004, while the money spent by all the rest of the countries in the world is about $500 billion.

In this militar top 10, the second place is for China with $65 billion, followed by Russia with 50 billion, France with 46.5 billion and Japan with 44.7 billion.

In June of the 2006 the US government contracted two laboratories to create a more efficient atomic bomb to renew de 6.000 old nuclear nukes and design US first new nuclear bomb in two decades.

The program to build the new bomb, is known as the "reliable replacement warhead" and was approved by the US Congress in 2005, and got approved $25 million during this fiscal year.

U.S. has spent an estimated $6 million per warhead since World War II, said Stephen I. Schwartz, author of "Atomic Audit," a history of strategic weapons costs. Based on that, replacing all of the nation's 6,000 nuclear weapons could cost about $36 billion.

The National Nuclear Security Administration will supervise the results from Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area.

Veterans of nuclear arms development are strongly opposed, contending that building new weapons could trigger another arms race with Russia and China, as well as undermine arguments to stop nuclear developments in Iran, North Korea and elsewhere. They said that the new bomb it would require new nuclear tests.
US Army lareade made some intercontinental tests at the end of june 2006
Costa Rica has NO ARMY
In the other hand there also a small visionary country called Costa Rica where there is NO ARMY since 1949. The military was abolished by the constitution in 1949, for vigilance and the preservation of public order, there are the necessary police forces.

Did you know ?

Costa Rica has no military.
Costa Rica is the oldest democracy in Latin America.
Costa Rica has a literacy rate of 97%, the highest in Latin America.
Costa Rica has devoted 25% of its land to National Parks and protected lands, ensuring the turism business, water and natural resources.
Costa Rica has the second-highest life expectancy in the hemisphere
Instead of spending money on arms we spend it on education. We have an army of teachers in Costa Rica,” is a popular saying.
School is free and compulsory through high school (12th grade), and public universities are excellent and inexpensive.
Costa Rica has enjoyed a socialized medical system for over 50 years, providing quality care without charge.
Since 50 years a democracy without a standing army and declared as politically neutral, economically developed, Costa Rica offers some of the highest standard of living in the world.
Military Business and Products Links
Army Technology and Products - Military Equipment, Products and Services Catalogue for Civil Defence, Security and Law Enforcement. Have International coverage of Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Artillery Systems, Missile Systems, Attack and Support Helicopters.
Navy Technology

Naval Defence Equipment Products and Services Catalogue. International coverage of Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, Amphibious Ships, Destroyers, Frigates, MCMVs, Corvettes, Auxiliaries and Naval Aircraft

Air Force Technology Military Aerospace Equipment, Products and Services Catalogue. International coverage of Bombers, Fighters, Surveillance and Patrol Aircraft, Training Aircraft, Tankers and Transporters, Attack, Support and Naval Helicopters
Top 100 US Defense Contractors (FY2004)
Laser Weapons
Autonomos weapons , land vehicles (ALVs) and Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs)
FAS Military Analysis Network
Military Data Resource A site with over 2400 categorized military links
Equipment and Weapons from the Defense LINK website
MILNET the other main military online resource
Gary Tate's Military Reference Pages
Military/Weapons_and_Equipment @
Director, Operational Test y Evaluation Publications
Navy Acquisition Reform Success Stories from the Official mititia site
Security Companies Doing Business in Iraq DME - Diligence Middle East a subsidiary of Diligence LLC, a premier global risk consultancy and strategic business information provider. DME Iraq security services utilize integrated Expatriate and Iraqi specialists, to provide all aspects of security and information support to governmental, non-governmental and commercial organizations. Their current operations in Iraq include discreet personal security teams, managed guard forces, risk and threat assessments and contingency planning, secure movement of high value assets, and bespoke training packages. DME also provides due diligence and investigative services for clients engaging in business in the region
Economics of Crime and Violence The World Bank project on crime and crime-related violence, in recognition of the devastating economic consequences of violence in developing countries.
Halliburton Until 2000, Halliburton was headed by US Vice-President Dick Cheney. Multiple criminal investigations of Halliburton’s Iraq contracts are also ongoing. The Justice Department is investigating Halliburton’s admission that two of its employees received up to $6.3 million in kickbacks to steer LOGCAP subcontracts to a Kuwaiti contractor. The Defense Department Inspector General, the FBI, and the Justice Department are investigating allegations of fraud and overcharging for gasoline under the RIO contract.
United Nations Peace Keeping
Making a Killing: The Business of War Entrepreneurs selling arms and companies drilling and mining in unstable regions have prolonged the conflicts. This are some conclutions from a nearly two-year investigation by the Center for Public Integrity's International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has also found that a handful of individuals and companies with connections to governments, multinational corporations and, sometimes, criminal syndicates in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have profited from this war commerce – a growth industry whose bottom line never takes into account the lives it destroys.
London-based Global Witness is a non-governmental investigative organization that has documented links between natural resource exploitation and human rights abuses. The link between revenue from the trade in natural resources such diamonds, oil and timber and the funding of conflict and human rights abuses is central to Global Witness' work.
Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization that monitors global issues such as the arms trade and child soldiers. You can also view HRW's reports by country.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in addition to conducting scientific research, collects hard data including statistics on weapon developments, arms transfers and production, military expenditure, as well as arms limitations, reductions and disarmament.
War, Chaos, and Business In business as in war, the ability to employ these maneuver concepts rests on an underlying cultural foundation. Sun Tzu, writing sometime before 400 B.C., made the earliest known identification of the elements of such a high-performing culture.
Art of Business War Strategic Planning Business is war. War is business. Entrepreneurs are also frontline soldiers. "The acme of skill is defeating the enemy without even fighting".
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