“In the councils 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.” - Dwight Eisenhower. Oh it persists.
In 1954 Dwight Eisenhower'>President Dwight Eisenhower called for the creation of Veterans Day so that, "a grateful nation might pay appropriate homage to the veterans of all its wars who have contributed so much to the preservation of this Nation." We add our thanks to all those who have served.
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog." -- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dustin D. Biven, @75thFA_BDE
Dwight D. Eisenhower was not a radical socialist—he was a Republican. And in 1961, he tried to warn us about the "military industrial complex."
Dwight D. Eisenhower was not a radical socialist, he was a Republican. And he tried to warn us about the "military industrial complex."
General Dwight Eisenhower’s handwritten note before D-Day saying that if the landings fail, the "blame or fault...is mine alone”—75 years ago this week:
"Today, let us renew our pledge engraved at the American Cemetery in Normandy, and inscribed by President Dwight Eisenhower in St. Paul's Cathedral right here in London, that 'the cause for which they died shall live.'"