Accountability and the Military-Industrial Complex

  • Martin Edmonds


In substance, if not in detail, most studies on the American ‘military-industrial complex’ argue the existence of a coalescence of interest between industrial, political and military groups. This has been interpreted by some as an élite conspiracy;1 to others it represents a form of ‘subgovernment,’ whose purpose is ‘to strive to become self sustaining in control of power in its own sphere. (It)... seeks to aggregate power necessary to its purposes.’2


Defense Industry Military Spending Weapon System Government Procurement Cost Overrun 
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