military-industrial complex

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mil·i·tar·y-in·dus·tri·al complex

The aggregate of a nation's armed forces and the industries that supply their equipment, materials, and armaments.

military-industrial complex

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) the combined interests of the military establishment and industries involved in producing military material considered as exerting influence on US foreign and economic policy

mil′itary-indus′trial com′plex

a nation's armed forces together with the industries that supply them.
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Noun1.military-industrial complex - a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipmentmilitary-industrial complex - a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipment; "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex"--Dwight David Eisenhower
vested interest - groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit
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Unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex" is not easily opposed while simultaneously maintaining the military industrial complex.
Basindwa expressed his admiration of the high level of the May 22 Military Industrial Complex to cope with modern technologies, pinning hopes that the newly inaugurated facilities would help provide the armed forces' needs.
The drone franchise business has branched into a new extension of the military industrial complex, with its parallel lobbying arm backing the new, permanent war economy manifested by more than 60 new cross-functional military bases around the globe.
Kennedy's intervention in this level of military jurisdiction would hardly have endeared him to those powerful elements in the military industrial complex who wanted the war in Vietnam to continue and escalate and earn them billions of dollars.
Naylor tells Pollan that he grows his corn for "the military industrial complex.
There is such a deep sense of despair - the war to end all wars leads to a bigger war to end all wars and by the end of both the US has harnessed its economy to the military industrial complex.
In many ways, CA and PSYOP are the low-tech solutions to the low-tech problem, which is the biggest reason why they get so little attention among the military industrial complex, and thus in your magazine.
Americans no longer control their own country; that is being done by the military industrial complex.
Though these deaths are in every respect tragic, dying to increase the bottom lines of the military industrial complex and to control some of the world's largest oil reserves has far less to do with protecting freedom, and far more to do with serving the arrogance and greed of the Bush administration.
He finds that the "relationship with private contractors during the 1850s, 1860s, and 1870s and its efforts to integrate them into the shipbuilding process foreshadowed the military industrial complex that began taking shape during the construction of the steel Navy in the 1880s and 1990s.
He's a wealthy, successful businessman but he's also the Green Goblin, seeking revenge on the military industrial complex that dumps him and his industry.

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