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Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. New York, NY : Nation Books , 2011


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From the document: “It is a striking ad. An intimidating combat aircraft soars in the background, with the slogan up front in all capital letters: 300 MILLION PROTECTED, 95,000 EMPLOYED. The ad—for Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor fighter plane—was part of the company’s last-gasp effort to save one of its most profitable weapons from being “terminated,” as they say in standard budget parlance. The pro-F-22 ad ran scores of times, in print, on political websites, and even in Washington’s Metro. One writer at the Washington Post joked that at a time when many companies had been cutting back on their advertising budgets, Lockheed Martin’s barrage of full-page ads in February and March 2009 was the main thing keeping the paper afloat.”



Hartung, William D.


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