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Eisenhower's military-industrial complex

The last great Republican president, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, warned our country of what was to unfold if we weren't vigilant.

Excerpt from the documentary Why We Fight:

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."
-Eisenhower in his farewell address to the nation.


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