SAT Reading Drill 6.8 Interpreting words and phrases in context

Can the military become too big to fail? Eisenhower was concerned about that in this SAT Reading video.

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means when he later describes the risk of misplaced power if the [writing on chalkboard]

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military-industrial complex winds up with too much too much say in how the

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world runs well then that complex will have excessive power so there you go

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that's B Eisenhower's actually urging the audience to criticize the military [world blows up]

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all at once as a check against this unwarranted influence like it could be [writing on chalk board]

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too powerful and he wants the public to you know speak up criticize away he says [people on strike]

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and I talks about how important the military is and he never accuses them of [military men marching]

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earning any illegal profits he does imply the too much power could allow the

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military-industrial complex to engage in corrupt practices like if they're not [text on screen]

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checked and or balanced but that's a warning about what will happen if they

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gain yes excessive power so uh that's the key

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there excessive power like other kind riven by what is it oh yeah nuclear

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power [nuclear bombs flying across globe]

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you