My answer to Who or what defines the geopolitical trajectory of the US: President, Congress or the Military-Industr…
Answer by Ken Larson:
Both the US President and Congress must collaborate on geopolitical trajectory (s).
Note the plural nature of the above. Although a composite trajectory no doubt exists, it must be worked in 5 major pieces:
- Foreign Economic Events
- Domestic Domestic Events
- Technology and Security Events
- Military Events
- Political Events
The Military Industrial Complex is simply a bi-product of how well these collaborations occur and how large the industry elements are allowed to grow in support of the government requirements for preparedness and response to 1 and 4 above.