The military industrial complex is ailing and about to be euthanized. Just give it a couple of Democratic administrations. When Ike made that speech, military spending was 10% of the economy. It is now 4%. Whereas non-defense government spending has soared from 18% to 32%. There is a government industrial complex, but it's in non-defense spending.
I cant tell you how pleasing to me it is to see your post. I get so tired of the worn out use/misuse of the propagandist phrase ‘military industrial complex’ by people who have no idea what they are talking about, about what parts of govt are actually constitutional, and how much is wasted on ‘non-discretionary’ welfare spending or extra-constitutional waste.