Military Industrial Complex ( Mic )

902 Words Nov 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Paige Hagen
AMST 2011
David Karjanen
3 November 2015
Military Industrial Complex Dwight D. Eisenhower coined the term Military Industrial Complex (MIC). With the expansion of the war efforts throughout the country and seeing it firsthand as a general in World War II, he realized how powerful the military was becoming in the United States. In his farewell speech to the public, Eisenhower warned that this great complex that has been created carries great implications, and that though it may be necessary, the nation must be careful not to let it get out of control and have power misplaced. The Military Industrial Complex is the interweaving of the military with industries and corporations, and after the 9/11 attacks it greatly influenced the ready support for the war in Iraq. The United States after World War II was beginning to realize the power it can have over the rest of the world. They made it a goal to be the sole “super power” on Earth. With this strength rising, more weaponry was being produced to be ready at the snap of the President’s fingers. Employment rates were great; the country was stronger and happier than ever. Unfortunately, after noticing how much of a benefit war was becoming for the country, contractors step in and corporations are the ones getting benefits, not the country. Brand new defense weapons, that have not even been tested yet, are being pitched and are getting accepted offers. These companies end up getting richer every time, and are spreading…
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