INHERENCY: MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS WILL FORCE NMD DEPLOYMENT
EARLY DEPLOYMENT IF NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE IS GUARANTEED BY HUNGER FOR DEFENSE SPENDING
JOHN M. BRODER The New York Times March 18, 1999, SECTION: Section A; Page 22; HEADLINE: Clinton's Flip-Flop // lnu-acs
Mr. Cirincione said the Senate action today and likely approval of a similar measure in the House on Thursday meant that development of some system to try to intercept incoming ballistic missiles was all but certain over the next five years.
"The Administration may not realize how powerful money is in defense politics," he said. "When you put this kind of cash on the table, it becomes a force of nature."
MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND NMD
Robert Tait January 22, 2001, The Scotsman SECTION: Pg. 9 HEADLINE: TOUGH GUY BUSH REACHES FOR STARS AND SETS OFF ALARM BELLS AROUND THE WORLD //VT2002acsln
But something more than dreams and visions is driving today's star wars. The US military industrial complex, has made a killing from the work already done. Such commercial rationale tends to take on a life of its own.
That, coupled with the new president's missionary zeal for missile defence, surely means that the age of star wars is coming our way.
WESTERN GOVERNMENTS ARE ADDICTED TO MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL SPENDING
FINIAN CUNNINGHAM January 27, 2001 The Irish Times SECTION: CITY EDITION; WORLD NEWS; WORLD VIEW; Pg. 13 HEADLINE: A not-so-new world order designed to serve Western economic imperatives //VT2002acsln
The integration of the arms industry with the conventional economy is so deep that Western governments have become addicted to it. This is what President Dwight D. Eisenhower meant when he warned of the "military-industrial complex".
DEFENSE CONTRACTORS ARE LINING UP TO CASH IN ON NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE
Joseph L. Galloway; U.S. News & World Report March 29, 1999 ; Pg. 30, 32 HEADLINE: Seeking a silver bullet // lnu-acs
This is heady news, indeed, for defense contractors inured to shrinking budgets and scaled-back weapons programs. The sudden breakthrough on the missile defense system, says Cirincione, sends a clear message to contractors: "Start your engines!" Some engines, already started, were already sputtering a bit.