military-industrial complex

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Popularized by president Dwight D. Eisenhower in his farewell address in 1961.

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military-industrial complex

  1. The armed forces of a nation together with the industries that supply their weapons and materiel.
    Synonym: MIC
    • 1961 January 17, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell address[1]:
      In the councils of government, we must guard against the 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. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.

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