Christian Sorensen

Newsbud Contributing Author & Analyst

Christian Sorensen is an independent writer and Arabic translator. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 2007-2011. The profligate waste he witnessed during his time in uniform forced him to reassess his support for U.S. Empire. Mr. Sorensen holds advanced degrees in Translation Studies and International Relations. His writings focus on the Israel-Palestine conflict and U.S. imperialism.

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for January 2017

DOD spent $12,867,000,000+ on 142 individual contracts in January 2017 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $12,867,000,000 on 142 individual contracts during January 2017.  […]

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation DOD Spending Spree for December 2016

DOD Spent $18,152,000,000+ on 283 Individual Contracts in December 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $18,152,000,000 on 283 individual contracts during December 2016. […]

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation DOD Spending Spree for November 2016

DOD Spent $33,413,000,000+ on 186 Individual Contracts in November 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $33,413,000,000 on 186 individual contracts during November 2016. […]

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation DOD Spending Spree for October 2016

DOD Spent $10,635,283,000+ on 142 Individual Contracts in October 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $10,635,283,000 on 142 individual contracts during October 2016. […]

Newsbud Exclusive Report- A Distillation DOD Spending Spree for September 2016

DOD SPENDING SPREE- SEPTEMBER 2016, PART I FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers materiel to allied nations and international organizations. AM General received $108,766,885 to provide Afghanistan with 433 HMMWV. BAE Systems received $53,868,769 to upgrade and repair 32 M109A5 Howitzers for Brazil. Barber-Nichols Inc. received $10,744,868 for […]

Newsbud-BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for August 2016

DOD spent $$31,238,838,000+ on 321 individual contracts during August 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $31,238,838,000 on 321 individual contracts during August 2016. […]

Newsbud-BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for July 2016

DOD spent $15,427,508,000+ on 244 individual contracts during July 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $15,427,508,000 on 244 individual contracts during July 2016. […]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for June 2016

DOD spent $25,448,646,000+ on 292 individual contracts during June 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $25,448,646,000 on 292 individual contracts during June 2016. […]

War Industry Muster with Christian Sorensen- “U.S. Foreign Military Sales to Lebanon”

In this episode Christian Sorensen analyzes weapon sales from the U.S. war industry to the Lebanese armed forces. U.S. Foreign Military Sales to Lebanon are publicly available on the U.S. Department of Defense website. FMS to Lebanon involve: aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, communications, small arms & light weapons, ground vehicles, water craft, and foreign liaison […]

War Industry Muster: U.S. Academia Aiding & Abetting the Pentagon

Please consider donating to the NEWSBUD fundraising drive if you find these reports informative. NOTE: This accounting only weighs the contracts issued on DOD’s website over the past three years. This accounting does not consider: the Department of Energy’s National Labs; U.S. military staff colleges (like the National Defense University and the Naval War College); […]

War Industry Muster: An Overview of the Pentagon’s Relationship with U.S. Academia

War Industry Muster discusses one U.S. military contract from the past week and briefly talks about its implications regarding U.S. foreign policy, government spending priorities, and overall militarism. This week, we provide an overview of the Pentagon’s relationship with U.S. academia. We name the major U.S. universities that cooperate with the Pentagon, and we briefly […]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for May 2016

DOD spent $15,777,808,000+ on 237 individual contracts during May 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $15,777,808,000 on 237 individual contracts during May 2016. This […]

War Industry Muster with Christian Sorensen- “Corporations & Locations of U.S. War/Space Industry”

War Industry Muster discusses one U.S. military contract from the past week and briefly talks about its implications regarding U.S. foreign policy, government spending priorities, and overall militarism. This week, we provide an overview of the Pentagon’s stateside infrastructure that is facilitating the weaponization of space. We cover the major bases of operation and the […]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for April 2016

DOD spent $11,355,885,000+ on 188 individual contracts during April 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $11,355,885,000 on 188 individual contracts during April 2016. […]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for March 2016

DOD spent $23,512,565,000+ on 327 individual contracts during March 2016 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $23,512,565,000 on 327 individual contracts during March 2016.  This […]