If you have not already done so, please read John Perkin's incredible-but-true whistleblower tale of being recruited to be an economic hit man. It is one of the fastest reads ever, a real page turner, it could even be a blockbuster thriller and I think is in talks to be made into a movie, and the most amazing part is that it's all true.
You can also listen/watch great interviews with him on Youtube, just type his name and the book title and listen in shock and awe.
Confessions of An Economic Hit Man
by John Perkins
This ties into everything having to do with the military/defense/engineering/corporate complex's impact on ecology, indigenous culture, the monoculturization of the world, perma-war economies, you name it. It stops shy of the reasons behind why the CIA does this (uh, secret space program/reverse engineered/UFO Research & Development/defense initiatives funded by drug cartels, prostitution rings/slavery, and dictatorial hand-in-glove relationships with Banana republics, anyone?), but it's a good starting point.
Love and Light,