Republican President Dwight Eisenhower Warning Us about the Military-Industrial Complex

I guess I think of Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) as the last grown up Republican President and of course he was also a very successful World War 2 General and Commander of US forces and creator of the US Inter-State Highway system. So  we should have paid far more attention to his final speech as President when he warned about the rise of the Military-Industrial Complex. I have read of this speech but not seen this clip before:

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D8y06NSBBRtY&h=PAQHofwa

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower

Dwight talking to his paratroopers just before D-Day 1944

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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