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Unformatted text preview: technology. In his farewell address in 1961, outgoing president Dwight Eisenhower warned against the growing influence of the military-industrial complex, a coalition of defense contractors, the military, and members of Congress in districts that depend heavily on these contractors. The Halliburton Controversy Before he became vice president in 2001, Dick Cheney ran the Halliburton Corporation. Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Halliburton has received numerous contracts from the military. Critics allege that the military gave these contracts to Halliburton as a way of paying back Cheneys friends and associates. Others claim that only Halliburton can provide key services and that Cheneys relationship with the company is incidental....
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