When president Dwight D Eisenhower warned 50 years ago this month of the dangers of "unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex", he could never have dreamed that one for-profit weapons outfit would so fully insinuate itself into so many aspects of American life. Lockheed Martin has helped turn Eisenhower's dismal mid-20th century vision into a for-profit military-industrial-surveillance complex fit for the 21st century, one in which no governmental activity is now beyond its reach.
-Asia Times, "Giant weapons maker becomes Big Brother"
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