One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A country's military establishment and those industries producing arms or other military materials, regarded as a powerful vested interest.
- ‘By the 1960s, they were considered part of the military-industrial complex, allowing defense industry advertising to subsidize their publications.’
- ‘Satisfy your greed by promoting the military-industrial complex.’
- ‘Retooling for World War II brought dynamic recovery from the Depression, and Detroit became a centerpiece of the military-industrial complex.’
- ‘So, reorganization of military-industrial complexes in order to adapt them to the new conditions of operation of the global economy is a vital need for all developed states.’
- ‘What happened to the neo-Jeffersonian critique of profiteering and of the military-industrial complex during the long and expensive Cold War?’
- ‘Governments should be spending less on the military-industrial complex and adding to the pittance allocated to alternative fuel research.’
- ‘Dwight Eisenhower famously worried about the military-industrial complex unduly influencing governments.’
- ‘Where new media points to an interrogation of the digitisation of culture, it remains aware, for example, that much of these digital technologies emerged from the military-industrial complex.’
- ‘Scientists no longer looked like disinterested searchers for truth, but servants of military-industrial complexes East and West.’
- ‘These include Balkan Airlines, deals in the tourism sector, the military-industrial complex and the chemical industry.’
- ‘The new military-industrial complex seems to pose at least as much danger to itself as it does to society.’
- ‘The military-industrial complex doesn't want publication of news hostile to its enablers in the government.’
- ‘In the corrupt military procurement system, these factors are considered to be advantages, as more money can be extracted from the taxpayers to go to the military-industrial complex.’
- ‘In fact, ITC Garamond was the majority font, the product of the military-industrial complex.’
- ‘I realize this is not, by far, the most dangerous trend at work inside the military-industrial complex right now.’
- ‘War and perceived threats to national security generated the world's military-industrial complexes, whose environmental consequences have been almost unimaginable in scale and scope.’
- ‘Recall the growth of a military-industrial complex during the Cold War.’
- ‘Many people think this is the way the military-industrial complex works.’
- ‘After finding an empty room on the eighth floor, the group sat around and talked about subsidies, taxpayers and the Canadian military-industrial complex.’
- ‘It was the workings of the military-industrial complex.’
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