The Heat discusses the dangers of a military-industrial complex

The Heat

In 1961, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warned about the dangers of a military-industrial complex – a massive military establishment and arms industry.
More than 50 years later, the United States seems to be in a state of perpetual war.

From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the fight against ISIL in Syria and Yemen, The United States armed forces continue to engage in conflicts around the world.
In fact, the U.S spends more on its military than the next top eight countries combined, including China.

According to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the U.S. spent 618-billion on its military in 2013, including $6.2 billion in total arms exports.
Today the military-industrial complex is an integral part of the U.S. economy.
CCTV’s Jim Spellman provided an update.

The Heat discusses the dangers of a military-industrial complex

The Heat discusses the dangers of a military-industrial complex

In 1961, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warned about the dangers of a military-industrial complex – a massive military establishment and arms industry. More than 50 years later, the United States seems to be in a state of perpetual war. CCTV’s Jim Spellman provided an update.

To discuss military spending, CCTV spoke to these experts: