Obama and the Military-Industrial-Scientific Complex

Grossman, Karl
March 2009
Synthesis-Regeneration: A Magazine of Green Social Thought;Spring2009, Issue 49, p19
Academic Journal
The article discusses the "military-industrial-scientific complex" that has allegedly been manipulating the U.S. He cites several of U.S. President Barack Obama's advisors to illustrate this. Dr. Steven Chu, Obama's secretary of energy, is a supporter of nuclear power and has declared that nuclear power will be important to U.S. energy sources. Obama's science advisor, physicist John Holdren, worked on nuclear fusion and considers fission as an energy source that can deal with global warming.


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