the military-industrial complex - definition and synonyms

noun showing disapproval 

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/ˌmɪlɪt(ə)ri ɪnˌdʌstriəl ˈkɒmpleks/
  1. the people in charge of the armed forces of a country together with the industries that produce military materials, regarded as a powerful influence on government

    The military-industrial complex beats all other interests.