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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Military Industrial Complex

"We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes." - General Dwight David Eisenhower, Five Star General of the Armies, Allied European Theater Commander WWII, Supreme Allied Commander SHAEF=Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and later 34th President of the United States of America 1953 - 1961 A.D.

Military-Industrial Complex Video

The video presented below, though not the best of quality due to the condition of the original (we're in the process of tracking down a better copy), provides the actual news broadcast of President Eisenhower's Farewell Address. The speech runs about 16 minutes in total length and is presented in its entirety below. It should begin playing automatically.

NOTE: It is required that you have Flash Player 8 or greater installed for your browser (as it is an .flv file).

For the actual mention of the "military-industrial complex" phrase, drag the slider to the halfway mark (you WILL have to wait till the entire program is loaded first before you can navigate). The paragraph in question begins with "In the councils of government...".

READ the transcript while you view the video (Opens a new browser window)

Pres Eisenhower's Farewell Address In Which He Warns Americans About The Military Industrial Complex

Chalmers Johnson and the Military-Industrial Complex

"Blowback" and "The Sorrows of Empire" author Chalmers Johnson and his take on the Military-Industrial Complex, American defense spending and the coming downfall of the Empire.

6 mins, 37 secs

More Chalmers Johnson clips are available on YouTube. Simply click on the above video after it has begun playing to be taken to that page on YouTube. In the right hand side of that page, you will see more videos of the author.

Companies and Firms of the Military Industrial Complex

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