Should the Defense Industry be controlled by Government directly?

Mrbsct

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Jul 2013
2,638
USA
Many people talk about the Military Industrial complex and wasted spending on different projects done by multiple corporations. Should the Defense Industry be controlled by the Government to prevent corruption, lobbying and wasteful spending?
 

notgivenaway

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Jun 2015
5,745
UK
this lessens money on R&D, manufacturing, testing, etc. I agree, there is to much corruption, but it's not so easy imho. if the USA has to spend 15% or more of its GDP on making all of its tanks, ships, firearms, armour, supplies, when there's no major war on. This is difficult for Obama, or a prospective Hilary, Jindal, or even Trump to justify.
 

Lowell2

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Jun 2014
6,541
California
Many people talk about the Military Industrial complex and wasted spending on different projects done by multiple corporations. Should the Defense Industry be controlled by the Government to prevent corruption, lobbying and wasteful spending?
what makes you think that the Government never engages in corruption, wasteful spending and pork barrel "lobbying" of constituents or unions?
 

johnincornwall

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Nov 2010
7,686
Cornwall
Many people talk about the Military Industrial complex and wasted spending on different projects done by multiple corporations. Should the Defense Industry be controlled by the Government to prevent corruption, lobbying and wasteful spending?
Good luck with that. More likely to increase I would have thought, plus take away private incentive and many of our current western governments would most likely abolish it.