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Military-Industrial Complex

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Military-Industrial Complex, the percieved relationship between government and defense, was the phrased used by outgoing American President Dwight D. Eisenhower warning against the dangerous partnership due to the "potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power". The concept rings through today as defense powerhouses continue to grow in influence and governments continue to spend in their march towards war.
What is it?
Description of the sometimes all-too-close relationship maintained by government and defense.
The Speech
Complete transcript of the defining speech given by outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower.
List of some of the players associated with the Military-Industrial Complex.
Brief biography of former American general and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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