Thanks for the info, though I am unimpressed with what is being reported here.
So, in 1997 they had some military owned businesses that earned around $1-3bn a year. This is supposed to be of concern?
The U.S. "hides" all kinds of military spending (the ~$700bn given to the DoD is not even close to the sum of all defense spending. There's the DoE (maintains all nukes), NASA (does military R&D), The VA, Military Pensions (part of the treasure dept.), Homeland Security, NSA, CIA, etc.