Ike was right all along: The danger of the military-industrial complex

Fifty years ago, President Eisenhower warned of the danger of the 'military-industrial complex'. The huge budget and reach of America's modern defence industry has proved him correct, says Rupert Cornwell

If you doubt, half a century on, that Dwight Eisenhower had it right, then consider the advertisements on WTOP, the Washington region's all-news radio station. Every big metro area in the US has one, where car dealerships tout their bargains, and fast food chains promote a new special offer. Full Story »

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Patrick McGuire
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by Patrick McGuire - Jan. 19, 2011

I agree with the author Rupert Cornwell but as someone who listened to the orignal speech I do take exception with the portrayal of the times. Cornwell is right on about how beholden the US Congress is to MIC and many other special interests for that matter. It is too bad that Ike warned us but never really did do anything while in office nor did any of the following presidents who only increased the spending and if the US does not use the products themselves thay make a terrific profit off the sale to enemies and allies.

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