There will be fierce resistance from congressional hawks as well as invested members of the military-industrial complex.
But at the same time, the Vietnam War showed that the military side of the military-industrial complex was politically vulnerable.
The military will be facing dire budget cuts that shake the military-industrial complex to its core.
A general term for the cooperative relationship between the military and the industrial producers of military equipment and supplies in lobbying for increased spending on military programs.
Note: In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned that the growth of this relationship would increase the militarization of American society and endanger the principles of democracy.