military-industrial complex(redirected from military-industrial complexes)
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The aggregate of a nation's armed forces and the industries that supply their equipment, materials, and armaments.
(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
a nation's armed forces together with the industries that supply them.
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|Noun||1.||military-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