5 contracts from US government Dept. of Defense, 2012-2017, total
$1,058,160. The first three were for generic professional support. The
last two, 9/27/2016 and 7/26/2017 were for "Special studies/analysis,
Foreign/National Security Policy." The five contracts, dates, and payments are as follows: 5/30/2012, $197,626; 7/30/2014, $204,000; 9/25/2015 $244,960; 9/27/2016, $282,295; and 7/20/2017, $129,280. Source: fpds.gov. "Professor Halper turns out to be not some tweedy academic but a man with deep connections to MI6 and the CIA, on the payroll of something at the Pentagon called the "Office of Net Assessment.""
Added: Seeking Obama's legacy?: "Ascendancy of the military-intelligence apparatus within the Democratic Party:"
"Far from representing a resurgence of liberal reformism, as apologists
for the Democrats like the International Socialist Organization claimed at the time of his election, Obama's eight years in office marked the further ascendancy of the military-intelligence apparatus within the Democratic Party." (Part 3) 3/9/18, "Democrats Become The Party Of Military and Intelligence Candidates," popularresistance.org, Patrick Martin