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

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


By (author) William D. Hartung


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  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 33mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 13 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1568584202
  • ISBN 13: 9781568584201
  • Sales rank: 445,255

Product description

Enthralling and explosive, Prophets of War is an expos of Americas 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 Martins reaches into all areas of US defense and American life. William Hartungs meticulously researched history follows the companys meteoric growth and explains how this arms industry giant has shaped US foreign policy for decades.

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Author information

William Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation and has written for the "New York Times," "Washington Post," and "Los Angeles Times." He lives in New York City.