A President’s Warning: Eisenhower Farewell Speech

Eisenhower famously warns of danger of "military industrial complex," during his farewell speech in 1961. Photo courtesy of http://onpoint.wbur.org/files/2011/01/Ike_500.jpg#President%20Dwight%20Eisenhower%20warns%20against%20United%20States%20intervention%20in%20Vietnam.

Video:Eisenhower Farewell Speech Exerpts

“For nearly two years, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his aides searched for the right words to describe at the end of his presidency his fear that the nation’s burgeoning military power was driving its foreign policy…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/10/eisenhower-speech-papers-military_n_795309.html

As the defense establishment is caught implementing a huge spy grid on the American public, Eisenhower’s warning becomes clearer.

Full speech (audio gets better):

Full Eisenhower Speech

 

 

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