Gargolito Knows: Dwight D. Eisenhower Farewell Address January 17, 1961

Miller Center -- Dwight D. Eisenhower January 17, 1961

President Eisenhower warned us of the dangers of undue influence by the defense industry. The speech also warns future presidents about potential pitfalls in foreign policy.

I don't think Dubya had anyone read this for him.


"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."