Definitions for military-industrial complex

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mil′itary-indus′trial com′plex(n.)

  1. a nation's armed forces together with the industries that supply them.

    Category: Government

Origin of military-industrial complex:

1960–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. military-industrial complex(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. military-industrial complex(Noun)

    The armed forces of a nation together with the industries that supply their weapons and materiel.

Freebase

  1. Military–industrial complex

    The military–industrial complex, or military–industrial–congressional complex, comprises the policy and monetary relationships which exist between legislators, national armed forces, and the arms industry that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for military spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and oversight of the industry. It is a type of iron triangle. The term is most often used in reference to the system behind the military of the United States, where it gained popularity after its use in the farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1961, though the term is applicable to any country with a similarly developed infrastructure. The term is sometimes used more broadly to include the entire network of contracts and flows of money and resources among individuals as well as corporations and institutions of the defense contractors, The Pentagon, the Congress and executive branch. A parallel system is that of the military–industrial–media complex, along with the more distant politico-media complex and prison–industrial complex.

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