Six decades ago, President Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans that a “military-industrial complex” threatened prosperity and peace. The term referred to the coalition of weapons manufacturers, skilled labor and the Pentagon whose interest is served by promoting unnecessary wars and military spending. Unfortunately, his warning was mostly ignored. Since Eisenhower retired, that same complex has persistently promoted war, and threats . . .

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