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Former US President Dwight David Eisenhower

34th President of the US 1953-1961

Eisenhower was worried about the "Cold War" But he was more worried about the (quote) "Unjustified government military spending proposals." (End quote)

U.S. President Eisenhower's historic farewell address to the Nation

"In the counsels 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 defence with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."

U.S. President Eisenhower - January 1961

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