Military Industrial Complex Research Paper

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Chelsea Rhamdeow Rhamdeow-1 Political Science 150 Andrus- Online June 23, 2012 Military-Industrial Complex To ensure national security, the federal government spends billions of dollars yearly , keeping the men and women of the country working. The military- industrial complex is the relationship between our nation's armed forces and the defense industrial base that supports them. It is basically the relationship between big businesses and the military. Since technology is constantly changing, this relationship is every important if the US would…show more content…
This occurred some years after 1950. In the 1960s and 70s, the American public became very angry and frustrated with the military-industrial complex. The protest against the Vietnam War had reached its very highest. In President Eisenhower‘s farewell address, he warned, “ In the councils of government, we must guard against 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.” The American public should refrain from gaining any negative or unauthorized influences by the military-industrial complex. The people should fight the military spending. Everything is eventually going to fail and be a disaster if power is given to the wrong people. The term MIC became widespread because of how it fit with what was going on with the military at the time. In American history, military spending was never high and consistent and now it was finally occurring. The United States and the Soviet Union were consistently having a costly arms race and the
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