A Jacket From the Internment Camps. Despite these holocausts America is today the strongest, the most influential and most productive nation in the world. But because Eisenhower wanted to protect the secrecy of this program, he did not use it against his political critics who were talking about this "missile gap", and that continued into the presidential campaign of 1960, when Kennedy used that as a talking point to assail the Republican candidate, Richard Nixon.
He was seeing this radical transformation from a very different perspective from where we see it today. Give a Gift. Three of these involved our own country. The Priest of Abu Ghraib.
I pray that the coming years will be blessed with peace and prosperity for all. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite.
Eisenhower said in his nationally televised speech, "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
Three of these involved our own country. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
Understandably proud of this pre-eminence, we yet realize that America's leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength, but on how we use our power in the interests of world peace and human betterment.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields.
Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea. We annually spend on military security alone more than the net income of all United States corporations. Like every other citizen, I wish the new President, and all who will labor with him, Godspeed.
Good judgment seeks balance and progress; lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration. This came to be called the Cold War. Despite these holocausts America is today the strongest, the most influential and most productive nation in the world.