a network of a nation's military force together with all of the industries that support it.
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How to use military-industrial complex in a sentence
SpaceX fought the military-industrial complex that for decades had dominated space and has become NASA’s preferred launch partner.Elon Musk is dominating the space race. Jeff Bezos is trying to fight back. | Christian Davenport | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
The suits will move on to a new high-dollar gig, write some papers and memoirs, and count the cash that accumulated in their investment accounts from the military-industrial complex during the last 20 years.No-No Boy’s Moving Musical Ode to the Fall of Afghanistan | Julian Saporiti | August 25, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The main flaw in the plan, Derkach says, was the cooperation it required from Ukraine’s local factory bosses and oligarchs, who control much of the military-industrial complex.Exclusive: Documents Reveal Erik Prince's $10 Billion Plan to Make Weapons and Create a Private Army in Ukraine | Simon Shuster/Kyiv | July 7, 2021 | Time
The publication aimed to zero in on subjects that had brought its three co-founders to prominence, such as national security, the military-industrial complex, terrorism and domestic surveillance.Glenn Greenwald may have quit the Intercept, but he can’t quit the feud | Paul Farhi | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
There will be fierce resistance from congressional hawks as well as invested members of the military-industrial complex.Obama vs. Orwell—The Biggest Fight of His Second Term | John Avlon | December 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kennedy faced powerful opposition in Congress and what Eisenhower dubbed “the military-industrial complex.”
The military will be facing dire budget cuts that shake the military-industrial complex to its core.
Eisenhower warned us about the military-industrial complex and the damage it could do to society.Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas Sounds Off on Republicans at the DNC | Marlow Stern | September 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We all know the giants of the military-industrial complex: Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics.
British Dictionary definitions for military-industrial complex
(in the US) the combined interests of the military establishment and industries involved in producing military material considered as exerting influence on US foreign and economic policy
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Cultural definitions for military-industrial complex
A general term for the cooperative relationship between the military and the industrial producers of military equipment and supplies in lobbying for increased spending on military programs.
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