20 Jan 2011
Fifty Years After Eisenhower’s Farewell Address, A Look at the "Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex"
via Democracy Now
This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s famous farewell speech to the nation in which he warned against the rise of a "military-industrial complex." We speak with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, who traces the rise of the military-industrial complex through the story of the nation’s largest weapons contractor, Lockheed Martin. Hartung’s new book is Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex.