More than a talk about Eisenhower and the industrial military complex, but illuminating commentary and questions about todays relationship between the military, general public and the civilians in charge.
The Cato Institute held a forum in honor of the 50th anniversary of
President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address in which he spoke to
about the military-industrial complex. President Eisenhower's
granddaughter Susan Eisenhower made opening remarks about the discovery
of new materials related to the address and said that the issues raised
in the speech are still relevant. Then a panel of former government
officials talked about relations between the civilian sector and the
military, and ways the relationship had changed since President
Eisenhower's time. After their discussion panelists answered questions
from audience members.
"The Wars Within: Thoughts on the State of Civil-Military Relations
in 2011" was the first panel of the Cato Institute program on January
13, 2011, "The Military-Industrial Complex at 50: Assessing the Meaning
and Impact of Eisenhower's Farewell Address."
Eisenhower, Susan Chair Emeritus
- Eisenhower Institute
Dunlap, Charles J. Jr.
(Maj. Gen. RET.) Associate Director -
Duke University, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
Korb, Lawrence J. Senior Fellow - Center for American Progress
Wilkerson, Lawrence B. (Col. RET.) Adjunct Proffessor - College of William & Mary, Govt. Dept.
Preble, Christopher A. Director - Cato Institute, Foreign Policy Studies