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President Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation
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This video clip shows excepts from the farewell address to the Nation by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1961 after eight years of his Presidency. In the speech he emphasizes the dangers of the ”Military Industrial Complex.”

Eisenhower states:

”In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

”We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”






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