Monday, January 17, 2011

Eisenhower's Understated Warning

By Gareth Porter
January 17, 2011

Fifty years after Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Jan. 17, 1961, speech on the “military-industrial complex,” the threat he identified has morphed into a far more powerful and sinister force than Eisenhower could have imagined. It has become a “Permanent War State,” with the power to keep the United States at war continuously for the indefinite future.

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1 comment:

Spike said...

What about the trillions of dollars wasted on the military by the Reagan administration? This enabled Bush 1 to engage in his adventure in the middle east. We as a nation are still suffering the effects of the trillions wasted and the re emergence of the nationalist chest pounding taking place today, as an embedded and docile media keeps the public in the dark while it parrots the generals.