Quotes – The military-industrial complex

“By selling advanced weaponry throughout the world, wealthy American military contractors not only weaken national security and squeeze taxpayers at home but also strengthen dictators and worsen human misery abroad.”
– Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica], 1999

“Weapons producers make money regardless of whether the Pentagon wins or loses its wars – and making money is their only objective.”
– Gabriel Kolko

“The need for major states as enemies stems partly from the fact that only the perceived presence of enemy states can justify military spending at the level which the industries concerned have come to demand.”
– David Edwards

“The alliance between the threat-inflating ideologues continuously sounding the alarm about an ever more menacing enemy and the needs of a military-industrial complex that required such an enemy in order to secure ever larger contracts was a constant feature of the Cold War years.”
– Robert Scheer

“The so-called “defense” corporations are multinational conglomerates that have no great loyalty to the United States; they are in fact no longer U.S. corporations but transnational entities loyal only to themselves.”
– John Stockwell – former CIA official

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