Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex

Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex

William D. Hartung


Enthralling and explosive, Prophets of War is an exposé of America’s biggest army contractor, Lockheed Martin. while President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his recognized caution in regards to the risks of the army commercial complicated, he by no means might have dreamed corporation may possibly collect the type of energy and impact now wielded through this behemoth company.

As a full-service guns maker, Lockheed Martin gets over $25 billion in keeping with 12 months in Pentagon contracts. From plane and munitions, to the abysmal big name Wars missile safety application, to the secret agent satellites that the NSA has used to observe americans’ cell calls with out their wisdom, Lockheed Martin’s reaches into all parts folks protection and American existence. William Hartung’s meticulously researched historical past follows the company’s meteoric progress and explains how this hands monstrous has formed US international coverage for decades.

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