Lockheed Martin, Eisenhower, and the Military Industrial Complex

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s famous farewell speech to the nation in which he warned against the rise of a “military-industrial complex.” Watch Democracy Now’s interview with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, who traces the rise of the military-industrial complex through the story of the nation’s largest weapons contractor, Lockheed Martin. Hartung’s new book is Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.

If the rise of United States federal debt and military spending during a recession bother you, take action by registering for the Pacific Life Community’s 2011 gathering in the Bay Area.

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