Eisenhower And The Military Industrial Complex

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2) Eisenhower and the Military Industrial Complex (2:30)

a) Quote: “Until the latest of our world conflicts [meaning WWII] the United States had no…” Finish the quote.
President Eisenhower states “Until the latest of our world conflicts [meaning WWII] the
United States had no armaments industry.”
b) How many millions of men and women at the time were directly engaged in the “defense establishment”?
Three and a half million men and women were directly engaged in the defense establishment.

c) Eisenhower said the councils of government need to guard against what, sought or unsought?
Eisenhower said “the councils of government must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought by the military industrial conflicts.”

d) Why? What could be “endangered”? The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist, and we may never let this endanger our liberties or democratic processes.

e) “Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can…” what? “Only an alert and knowledgeable citizen can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense, with our peaceful methods and goals.” (FYI. More on military industrial complex in history. Recommended!)
Presidents on the “domino theory” (primary media doc, presidents talking): (FYI, "Berlin Wall", (FYI, Kennedy, http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/cold-war-history/videos#jfk-a-new-generation)

3) Cold War in Middle…
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