America's War Machine

America's War Machine

Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts

Book - 2015
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When President Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to leave the White House in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the American people about the "disastrous rise" of the military-industrial complex. Fifty years later, the complex has morphed into a virtually unstoppable war machine, one that dictates U.S. economic and foreign policy in a direct and substantial way. Based on his experiences as an award-winning Washington-based reporter covering national security, James McCartney presents a compelling history, from the Cold War to present day that shows that the problem is far worse and far more wide-reaching than anything Eisenhower could have imagined. Big Military has become "too big to fail" and has grown to envelope the nation's political, cultural and intellectual institutions. These centers of power and influence, including the now-complicit White House and Congress, have a vested interest in preparing and waging unnecessary wars. The authors persuasively argue that not one foreign intervention in the past 50 years has made us or the world safer. With additions by Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of experience, America's War Machine provides the context for today's national security state and explains what can be done about it.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250069771
1250069777
Branch Call Number: 355.0335 M127
Characteristics: xii, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: McCartney, Molly Sinclair - Author

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Sep 14, 2015

To understand this reporter, best to reference my comments on What is Happening to the News, by Jack Fuller. I mean, Eisenhower, together with Patton and MacArthur, murdered over 100 American women, American children and American men at the Bonus Marchers Camp prior to WWII. Eisenhower sent in to the CIA to Iran, Indonesia, and Guatemala, et cetera, to kill thousands to unsuccessfully overthrow the government in Indonesia, but successfully overthrow the governments of Iran and Guatemala, the last country being where United Fruit operated, and Eisenhower's chief financial backer, Floyd Odlum, was also the premier investor in United Fruit! [But what the author is trying to state is that the process of war is an ongoing financial Ponzi scheme, and a great way to embezzle public funds.]

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