Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eisenhower Farewell Address - 'Military Industrial Complex'

The full television broadcast of Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address
delivered January 17, 1961
"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."

Full text here.