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Eisenhower's Military Industrial Complex

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Details: President Eisenhower, in his farewell address to Congress, warned the nation of the growing "military/industrial complex." What did he mean by this?

In your discussion, include each of the following characters and explain what their aim was:
Aerospace companies - Boeing, Lockheed Martin
General Dynamics
Rand Corporation
The Pentagon
Arms manufacturers lobbyists
Congressional committees dealing with arms appropriations
What was the consequence of the relationship between the arms companies, the Pentagon, and Congress?
How did this relationship compromise taxpayer monies?

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The Military-Industrial Complex
*The original document is attached. Good luck.

The speech given by outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower to America about controlling the growth of a dangerous military-industrial complex can be seen at the following link.


President Eisenhower acknowledged that because of ongoing warfare and hostility in the 20th century, America had been compelled to maintain a permanent and vast supply of weaponry including the potentially world-ending threat of atomic weapons.

The president laid out the reality of this tense, new world before steering everyone's focus in a different ...

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The solution provides a guide in viewing/tackling President Eisenhower's farewell address to Congress where he warned the nation of the growing "military/industrial complex."