Military-Industrial Complex Analysis

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I think that it will be dangerous if the situation described by Hill that “It was increasingly clear that Iraq was a military problem” and “the State Department is so small and incompetent,” continues. (Hill, 354)

It is difficult to give a clear definition for the Military-industrial complex. Conceptually, it contains two parts: the military institutions and enterprises, which is a combination of private and public institutions. This determines its unique trait. On the one hand, although Military-industrial complex has a military background that can greatly influence the government decision-making process, but it is only one of the factors that influence the process. It is not a substitute for government decision-making and does not directly
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Summarizing from the dilemma as Hill stated, the military has taken action in Iraq much earlier than the embassy. The military has accumulated resources of people, money and so on. Then the military got the command and is not willing to turn over all the things. However, on the Iraq issue, the fact demonstrated that the process of the reconstruction of Iraq in the ruins of Saddam 's dictatorship by the U.S. is a failure. The military efforts alone cannot halt the violence and to maintain long-term stability. To some extent, the political meaning and symbolism significance has far exceeded the actual effect of military actions. Therefore, this conflict area is calling for a diplomatic approach by the State …show more content…
The worldwide implementation of its foreign policy is supported by strength, or dominated by power. Thus, even if the State Department always expresses criticism of the DOD, but it is impossible to evolve into an open confrontation. This owing to that the diplomacy pathfinder of the U.S. is military force. The U.S. is a power that established on the foundation of military force. Like Rumsfeld has told the officials of the U.S. State Department, the money wasted by the military was more than the funding that the State Department has got. This reflected the expansion of power of the Pentagon, as well as the militarization of the U.S. foreign

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