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As word spreads about the power, influence and cost (both human and financial) of the entertainment liaison offices we’ve got a smart, punchy article by Hekmat Aboukhater – That’s militainment! Big Hollywood succumbs to the Pentagon Borg – via Responsible Statecraft.  Hekmat reviews Theaters of War, the documentary I co-produced with Matt Alford and Roger Stahl, focusing in on the military-industrial product placement in Hollywood movies.  From the F-35 to the Littoral Combat Ship to my personal favourite expensive-yet-dysfunctional hardware the V-22, the article runs down how these costly, lethal but epically failed weapons are promoted across some of the mega-franchises dominating the big screen in recent years.

That’s militainment! Big Hollywood succumbs to the Pentagon Borg