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CHARBONNEAU – Donald Trump takes on the military-industrial complex

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U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOAL of pulling troops from the Middle East threatens the established order that has dominated the American economy and foreign policy since the end of the Second World War.

The term “military-industrial complex” was first used by another Republican president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. He warned that government policy was being dictated by the war industry, euphemistically called the “defense industry.” In his farewell address in 1961, Eisenhower cautioned that the United States must “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence…by the military-industrial complex.”

Eisenhower believed that the military-industrial complex was subverting national interests and promoting participation in the nuclear arms race.

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David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.

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1 Comment on CHARBONNEAU – Donald Trump takes on the military-industrial complex

  1. I can’t make out the intent of this op-piece. You acknowledge the military-industrial complex which is good then I was expecting a scathing condemnation of it because that’s the righteous thing to do…but it never came. Are we humans truly that monstrous of creatures?

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