The Media-Military-Industrial-Government Complex

The Media-Military-Industrial-Government Complex

One of the original drafts of President Eisenhower’s famous speech warning of the rise of the Military-Industrial Complex written by speech writer Malcom Moos, reads: We must never let power, implicit in this combination, endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert, knowledgeable, and wise citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that both security and liberty may prosper. In the councils of government, we must jealously guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We can ignore it only at our peril.

Malcolm Moosvia General Thomas McInerney and the Military-Industrial Complex | SOFREP

Andrew’s Note: I wonder what President and General of the Army Eisenhower and Professor Moos would think of the rise of the Media-Military-Industrial-Government Complex?

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One Response to “The Media-Military-Industrial-Government Complex”

  1. Arche says:

    Originally the draft of Eisenhower’s speech included in the warning a third factor/faction in the complex: “congressional”….

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