Military-industrial complex: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Weapon of mass destruction, Iran-Contra affair, Krupp, Strategic Defense Initiative

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Weapon of Mass Destruction, Iran-contra Affair, Krupp, Strategic Defense Initiative, Nomenklatura, Lobbying, Kbr, Halliburton, Private Military Company, Michael Parenti, Centurion Tank, Military Funding of Science, United States Department of Defense, Military-Industrial Complex, Colt's Manufacturing ...

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Overview

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Weapon of Mass Destruction, Iran-contra Affair, Krupp, Strategic Defense Initiative, Nomenklatura, Lobbying, Kbr, Halliburton, Private Military Company, Michael Parenti, Centurion Tank, Military Funding of Science, United States Department of Defense, Military-Industrial Complex, Colt's Manufacturing Company, Arms Industry, C. Wright Mills, the Power Elite, Permanent War Economy, Development Fund for Iraq, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Lloyd J. Dumas, Iron Law of Oligarchy, Elite Theory, Iron Triangle, Why We Fight, Military Keynesianism, Intercontinental Manufacturing Company, Coalition Provisional Authority Program Review Board, Seymour Melman, Fort Belvoir, Business Transformation Agency, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Rosoboronexport, Dover Test, Defense Industry of Japan, Power Elite, Mass Society, Malcolm Moos, Defence Policy, War Economy, Nye Committee, the Man, Economic Militarism, Military-Industrial-Media Complex, Defense Contract Management Agency. Excerpt: The arms industry is a global industry and business which manufactures and sells weapons and military technology and equipment . Arms producing companies, also referred to as defence companies or military industry, produce arms mainly for the armed forces of states . Products include guns , ammunition , missiles , military aircraft , military vehicles , ships , electronic systems , and more. The arms industry also conducts significant research and development . It is estimated that yearly, over 1 trillion dollars are spent on military expenditures worldwide (2 % of World GDP ). Part of this goes to the procurement of military hardware and services from the military industry. The combined arms sales of the top 100 largest arms producing companies amounted to an estimated $315 billion...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155370699
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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