I am a volunteer counselor, specializing in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses, offering free assistance in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. 2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Receives many inquiries from small companies wishing to enter or enhance their position in federal government contracting.Ken Larson
War Weary, Pandemic-Strapped America and Its Soldiers
As the pandemic-strapped U.S. continues into a second decade of the war on terror and a new war on COVID 19 our citizens and our volunteer military are growing disinterested in warfare and focused on re-aligning our priorities.
U.S. Remains Largest Military Arms Exporter Over Last 5 Years
The United States was the largest exporter of major arms from 2015-2019, delivering 76 percent more materiel than runner-up Russia, according to a new study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute think tank. The study found that the U.S. provided major arms — defined by the think tank as air defense systems, armored vehicles, missiles and satellites, among other materiel — to 96 countries in those five years, with half of the weapons going to the Middle East.