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.
In its motives for shedding the obligatory minority state quotas in the formerly fully-state owned military industrial complex, the Economy Ministry said that this will ease the privatization procedures and will help attract more investments in the defense industry.
He said that the US Corporate and US Military Industrial Complex have their interests and they want to sell weapons to India.
Idriss disputes Clinton administration claims that the plant was owned by the Sudan Military Industrial Complex Corporation, made no commercial products and was involved in the production of chemical weapons.
Naylor tells Pollan that he grows his corn for "the military industrial complex.

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