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The military industrial complex is really a creature of the Cold War. The United States has a long history of fighting in wars. In fact it came into being as a result of the war of independence the thirteen...

Power Elite Theory

“The Power Elite” is a term both coined and defined by American sociologist C. Wright Mills. Mills first proposed the term in his 1956 book of the same name. It's one of the most important theories to use in...
Dwight Eisenhower delivered one of the most famous farewell addresses a President ever gave just as he left office in 1960. In it he said "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought,...
Of course the most famous quote about the military-industrial complex comes from President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address, but there are many more famous quotes about it. James Madison wrote that "no nation can maintain its freedom in the...
Is the military industrial complex a conspiracy? On one hand it is easy to think it is. There have been a lot of strange events in American history that have not been explained adequately and secrets still are being...
The military industrial complex has become our national albatross. The Soviet Union went bankrupt in part due to out of control defense spending and the United States is now headed that way too. The United States now accounts for over...