The ‘military-industrial-congressional’ complex

That’s what Ike first called it.

The penultimate draft of the address in which Republican President of the United States (and former General of the Army) Dwight D. Eisenhower coined the term referred to the military-industrial-congressional complex, but it is said that Eisenhower chose to strike the word congressional in order to avoid offending members of legislative branch of the federal government.

“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.”

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