Prophets of War Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex

ISBN-10: 1568584202

ISBN-13: 9781568584201

Edition: 2011

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Enthralling and explosive,Prophets of Waris an expose of America's largest military contractor, Lockheed Martin. When President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his famous warning about the dangers of the military industrial complex, he never would have dreamed that a company could accumulate the kind of power and influence now wielded by this behemoth company.As a full-service weapons maker, Lockheed Martin receives over $25 billion per year in Pentagon contracts. From aircraft and munitions, to the abysmal Star Wars missile defense program, to the spy satellites that the NSA has used to monitor Americans' phone calls without their knowledge, Lockheed Martin's reaches into all areas of US defense and American life. William Hartung's meticulously researched history follows the company's meteoric growth and explains how this arms industry giant has shaped US foreign policy for decades.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.65" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

William Hartungis the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation and has written for theNew York Times,Washington Post, andLos Angeles Times. He lives in New York City.

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