Christian Sorensen

Newsbud Contributing Author & Analyst

Christian Sorensen is a writer and an independent journalist. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 2007-2011. He holds advanced degrees in Translation Studies and International Relations. His work focuses on the U.S. war industry.

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for September 2013

The Pentagon Spent $63,147,201,984.00 Before the Government Shutdown 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. Italics indicate notes from the editor. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $63,147,201,984.00 on 630 individual contracts […]

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for August 2013

The Department of Defense Spent at Least $30,291,741,372.37 on 330 Individual Contracts during August 2013 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. Italics indicate notes from the editor. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent […]

BFP Exclusive Report- Open Source: A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities, July 2013

DOD Spent at Least $16,000,324,569.00 on 238 Distinct Contracts during July 2013 The Pentagon issues a list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Each list, a jumble of technical terms, is organized according to the purchases made by each military branch (e.g. Army, Navy, and Air Force) and institution (e.g. DARPA, Missile […]

Heeding the War Secretary’s Advice

Is Supporting Israel in the United States’ Strategic Interests? U.S. Secretary of War, Chuck Hagel, recently spoke to the National Defense University. In his speech, Hagel advised USA’s officer corps to “always keep three questions in mind before making a decision”: Is this in America’s strategic interests, which include the political, economic, and moral dimensions? […]