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Definition of Military-industrial complex

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network of business relationships between the U.S. Department of Defense and military contractors (extremely large and influences U.S. Security policies)
Military-industrial complex Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A reciprocal relationship (such as the interchange of personnel) between select business firms and the armed forces of a society, based on common interests in weapons production.
Military-industrial complex Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The military–industrial complex (MIC), or military–industrial–congressional complex, comprises the policy and monetary relationships which exist between legislators, national armed forces, and the arms industry that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for military spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and oversight of the industry. It is a type of iron triangle. The term is most often used in reference to the system behind the military of the United States, where it gained popularity after its use in the farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1961, though the term is applicable to any country with a similarly developed infrastructure. In 2011, the United States spent more on its military than the next 13 nations combined.

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Military-industrial complex Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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1. a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipment; "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex"--Dwight David Eisenhower
(hypernym) vested interest