Eisenhower was worried about the "Cold
War" But he was more worried about the (quote) "Unjustified government military spending proposals." (End quote)
U.S. President Eisenhower's historic farewell address to the Nation
"In the counsels of Government, we
must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought
or unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous
rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the
weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable
citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military
machinery of defence with our peaceful methods and goals so that security
and liberty may prosper together."