From the Eisenhower Legacy Collection, unedited excerpts from a 1992 conversation with former staff secretary and defense liaison officer to President Eisenhower, Gen. Andrew Goodpaster. After World War II, Goodpaster served with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in the late 1950s. In this interview, Goodpaster explains Ike’s views of the military industrial complex, his ideas on military spending, and working with Congress. Independent producer George Colburn conducted this interview for a series of documentaries on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military and political career – a period covering from 1941 to 1961. C-SPAN 3’s American History TV is airing a selection of interviews that Mr. Colburn has conducted over the last two decades with the people closest to Ike during the war years and his presidency.
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