Partial Transcript: Sir, I have about five questions here. To start off with, I was wondering if you might give a quick definition of the military-industrial complex as you perceive it.
Segment Synopsis: Rusk defines the military-industrial complex, discussing its influence and pressures in Congress and on the awarding of Department of Defense contracts.
Keywords: Defense Department; Ford; General Dynamics; General Motors; Star Wars Initiative; Strategic Defense Initiative; University of Chicago; democratic process; military construction appropriation; pacifism
Partial Transcript: Would you agree that this process is a serious threat to frugal policymaking?
Segment Synopsis: Rusk talks about the difficulty of keeping Defense Department budgets low because of the military-industrial complex. He discusses abuses of the system and efforts to create a slimmer budget.
Keywords: Defense contracts; Secretary of Defense Robert Strange McNamara; State Department; competitive contract bidding; zero-budgeting
Partial Transcript: Do you feel that under the present administration the military-industrial complex has gained momentum?
Segment Synopsis: Rusk talks about the increase in the momentum of the industrial-military complex. He shares ideas about how to lessen this effect and control burgeoning defense appropriations.
Keywords: Antiballistic Missile Treaty; Bureau of the Budget; Cold War; Defense Department; Defense budget; President Ronald Reagan; Secretary of Defense; Senator Sam Nunn; Soviet Union; Space Defense Initiative; Star Wars Initiative; space race; zero-budgeting