“We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
— President Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 17, 1961
“The military-industrial complex today is much more pernicious than Eisenhower ever thought it would be.”
— Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson
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When President Joe Biden announced that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11 2021, the objections and remonstrations were swift. As retired Marine combat veteran Matthew Hoh writes in CNN, “these protests are nearly all disingenuous, false and specious, and meant to utilize fear to continue a tragic and purposeless war.”
Imagine you’re President Joe Biden. You need $2 trillion dollars to fund one of your stated priorities – infrastructure. You learn of a war plane, the F-35 Lightning II, that would cost as much as $1.7 trillion to buy, field and maintain over the next 50 years. It’s $200 billion over budget, and more than ten years behind schedule. What do you do?
For retired combat officer Erik Edstrom, it took less than two months to realize that America’s war in Afghanistan was a complete disaster.
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