On January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his famous farewell address in which he warned of the dangers of "unwarranted influence, whether sought our unsought, by the military-industrial complex." Fifty years later, with military spending at its highest level since World War II and the Pentagon doling out over $300 billion per year to private contractors, how relevant is Eisenhower's warning? Join a panel of experts to discuss this issue. The panel is being held to mark the release of William D. Hartung's new book, Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. http://www.newamerica.net/events/2011/military_industrial_complex
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