The suburbs of Washington, from Alexandria in the south to Dulles Airport in the west, make up the defense industry’s fertile crescent.

Within a short drive of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the rest of the national security state, one immaculate office park after another rises above the oleander, gleaming facades capped with muscular logos – Raytheon, TRW, Bechtel. It’s the neighborhood of choice for the nation’s military contractors. Full Story