The Government Industrial Complex

Author by : Paul C. Light
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : In his 1961 Farewell Address, President Eisenhower famously referred to the emergence of a "military-industrial complex" so powerful that it threatened to warp America's political institutions and economy. However, the military was not the only part of a blended government workforce that was growing by leaps and bounds. Over the next half century, the true size of the federal government expanded in almost every department and agency as it came to depend on 7-9 million federal, contract, and grant employees to faithfully execute the laws. In The Government-Industrial Complex, public management expert Paul Light not only traces the expansion of the federal government's workforce over the past few decades, but also explains why it has taken the shape that it has. In marked contrast to governments in other wealthy countries, America's relies heavily on contract and grant employees to deliver goods and services even as the number of federal employees has held steady for seventy years. Light traces the rise of this government-industrial complex and asks whether and how the nation can be sure that the right people are in the right jobs to assure maximum performance for the public good. To do this, he offers short histories of the roles of various presidents and the impacts of war and economic crisis on the changing size of government. He also highlights the Trump administration's early strategies on downsizing and deconstructing government. Light emphasizes that achieving the right balance between public and private responsibilities is the key to making government both more efficient and more responsive. Comprehensive and pointed, this is a landmark account of the true nature and scope of national governance in the United States.


The Military Industrial Complex

Author by : Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Publisher by : Basementia Publications
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Description : This pocket-sized paperpack contains the complete farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the famous speech in which he coined the term, "The Military-Industrial Complex." The Basementia Publications edition also features an introduction by Jesse Smith, who discusses the historical context and modern-day relevance of the speech. "The Military-Industrial Complex" is now available online at http://www.basementiapublications.com


The Military Industrial Complex

Author by : Robert Brescia
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Torpedo

Author by : Katherine C. Epstein
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : When President Eisenhower referred to the "military-industrial complex" in his 1961 Farewell Address, he summed up in a phrase the merger of government and industry that dominated the Cold War United States. In this bold reappraisal, Katherine Epstein uncovers the origins of the military-industrial complex in the decades preceding World War I, as the United States and Great Britain struggled to perfect a crucial new weapon: the self-propelled torpedo. Torpedoes threatened to upend the delicate balance among the world's naval powers, they were bought and sold in a global marketplace, and they were cutting-edge industrial technologies. But building them required substantial capital investments and close collaboration among scientists, engineers, businessmen, and naval officers. To address these formidable challenges, the U.S. and British navies created a new procurement paradigm: instead of buying finished armaments from the private sector or developing them from scratch at public expense, they began to invest in private-sector research and development. The inventions emerging from torpedo R&D sparked legal battles over intellectual property rights that reshaped national security law. Torpedo blends military, legal, and business history with the history of science and technology to recast our understanding of defense contracting and the demands of modern warfare.


Other Men Will Come

Author by : Wolf Christoph Dieter
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The Invisible Government

Author by : J. Terry Iversen
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Swords Into Dow Shares

Author by : Rachel Weber
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Contemporary legal doctrine holds that corporate managers have obligations, first and foremost, to maximize profits for their shareholders. This doctrine is based on the assumption that shareholders alone bear the financial risks and contribute the equity necessary for production. But what if other groups contribute assets and also risk losing their investments? What if other groups actually shelter shareholders from financial risks? Such is the case with the nation's prime defense contractors. By examining the case of defense contracting, where the federal government and, indirectly, the taxpayers assume most of the risks and costs of producing weaponry, Rachel Weber critiques the assumptions underlying our system of corporate governance.The Department of Defense provides contracts for billions of dollars, specialized components and facilities, interest subsidies, tax breaks, and regulatory relief. These public contributions make the record shareholder returns and executive compensation packages of the early 1990s all the more problematic. This book follows the case of General Dynamics, the nation's largest military shipbuilder and considered a trendsetter in the industry for its explicit shareholder orientation. The behavior of contractors like General Dynamics in the post-Cold War period raises serious concerns about the private stewardship of public funds. How can the government make contractors accountable to other public interests? In Swords into Dow Shares Rachel Weber offers some original suggestions for redirecting defense resources to foster innovation, decrease the tax burden of military spending, and help to retain and create high-wage jobs in a civilian-industrial economy.


The War State

Author by : Michael Swanson
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Description : Today when you factor in the interest on the national debt from past wars and total defense expenditures the United States spends almost 40% of its federal budget on the military. It accounts for over 46% of total world arms spending. Before World War II it spent almost nothing on defense and hardly anyone paid any income taxes. You can't have big wars without big government. Such big expenditures are now threatening to harm the national economy. How did this situation come to be? In this book you'll learn how in the critical twenty years after World War II the United States changed from being a continental democratic republic to a global imperial superpower. Since then nothing has ever been the same again. In this book you will discover this secret history of the United States that formed the basis of the world we live in today. By buying this book you will discover: - How the end of European colonialism created a power vacuum that the United States used to create a new type of world empire backed by the most powerful military force in human history. - Why the Central Intelligence Agency was created and used to interfere in the internal affairs of other nations when the United States Constitution had no mechanism for such imperial activities. - How national security bureaucrats got President Harry Truman to approve of a new wild budget busting arms race after World War II that is still going on to this day. - Why President Eisenhower really gave his famous warning against the "military-industrial complex." - Why during the Kennedy administration the nuclear arms race almost led to the end of the world during the Cuban Missile Crisis. - How President Kennedy tried to deal with what had grown into a "permanent government" of power elite national security bureaucrats in the executive branch of the federal government that had become more powerful than the individual president himself. In this book you will discover this secret history of the United States that formed the basis of the world we live in today.


Unwarranted Influence

Author by : James Ledbetter
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : In Dwight D. Eisenhower's last speech as president, on January 17, 1961, he warned America about the "military-industrial complex," a mutual dependency between the nation's industrial base and its military structure that had developed during World War II. After the conflict ended, the nation did not abandon its wartime economy but rather the opposite. Military spending has steadily increased, giving rise to one of the key ideas that continues to shape our country's political landscape.In this book, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Eisenhower's farewell address, journalist James Ledbetter shows how the government, military contractors, and the nation's overall economy have become inseparable. Some of the effects are beneficial, such as cell phones, GPS systems, the Internet, and the Hubble Space Telescope, all of which emerged from technologies first developed for the military. But the military-industrial complex has also provoked agonizing questions. Does our massive military establishment--bigger than those of the next ten largest combined--really make us safer? How much of our perception of security threats is driven by the profit-making motives of military contractors? To what extent is our foreign policy influenced by contractors' financial interests?Ledbetter uncovers the surprising origins and the even more surprising afterlife of the military-industrial complex, an idea that arose as early as the 1930s, and shows how it gained traction during World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam era and continues even today.


Supplying The Enemy

Author by : ROBERT B. DURHAM
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This is a curated collection of articles about & related to the modern arms industry & the military industrial complex. (History, Reference, Geo Political, Government, Politics & Social Sciences, MIlitary)


The Military Industrial Complex And American Society

Author by : S. Mike Pavelec
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : The first complete reference on the military-industrial complex, from its Cold War era expansion to the present. • Over 100 alphabetically organized entries on the government agencies, defense contractors, academic institutions, individuals, historic events, and technological breakthroughs relevant to the emergence and growth of the military-industrial complex • Contributions from over 25 accomplished scholars and experts on various aspects of the military-industrial complex and its wide-ranging influence on Cold War and post–Cold War America • A detailed chronology of key events in the development of the relationship between industry, science and technology, and the government • An extensive bibliography guiding readers to a wealth of additional print resources for further investigation


The Government Industrial Complex

Author by : Paul C. Light
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In his 1961 Farewell Address, President Eisenhower famously referred to the emergence of a "military-industrial complex" so powerful that it threatened to warp America's political institutions and economy. However, the military was not the only part of a blended government workforce that was growing by leaps and bounds. Over the next half century, the true size of the federal government expanded in almost every department and agency as it came to depend on 7-9 million federal, contract, and grant employees to faithfully execute the laws. In The Government-Industrial Complex, public management expert Paul Light not only traces the expansion of the federal government's workforce over the past few decades, but also explains why it has taken the shape that it has. In marked contrast to governments in other wealthy countries, America's relies heavily on contract and grant employees to deliver goods and services even as the number of federal employees has held steady for seventy years. Light traces the rise of this government-industrial complex and asks whether and how the nation can be sure that the right people are in the right jobs to assure maximum performance for the public good. To do this, he offers short histories of the roles of various presidents and the impacts of war and economic crisis on the changing size of government. He also highlights the Trump administration's early strategies on downsizing and deconstructing government. Light emphasizes that achieving the right balance between public and private responsibilities is the key to making government both more efficient and more responsive. Comprehensive and pointed, this is a landmark account of the true nature and scope of national governance in the United States.


The Military Industrial Complex

Author by : Alex Roland
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Publisher by : Shot Historical Perspectives o
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Description : "This booklet analyzes a set of relationships central to American history in the latter 20th century, which entered popular discourse in a phrase used by Dwight D. Eisenhower in his farewell address of 1961 -the military-industrial complex. The phrase attracted little attention at the time, but achieved great political salience during the Vietnam war. Here, the analysis begins with an overview of U.S. industry and the military between World War I and the 1990s and then focuses on five transformations: civil-military relations, relations between industry and the state, among government agencies, between scientific-technical communities and the state, and between technology and society. A concluding bibliographic essay addresses the salient literature and identifies areas of controversy among historians." --


Last Line Of Defense

Author by : Jeff Kaye
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : "Last Line of Defense" is about the military-industrial complex. The twentieth century has witnessed the uncertain link between business need, political will and personal greed exploding into acrimony and corruption. This book examines the tenuous links from the Yom Kippur war in 1973 through the mid-1990s. It follows the exploits of one corporation, Global Corp, and its management as they drive on to make their company dominant. The book also analyses the buyers and the sellers, the intermediaries and the promoters of exports. The military-industrial complex has been with us for centuries. With weaponry now of a global dimension, it has never been more important that we understand the drivers behind the people, the companies and the Governments of buying and selling nations. Right and wrong often blur as tides of opinion change overnight, but there is no consensus for those involved to rely on. Every democracy has to continuously seek to ensure that it keeps its international interests secure while maintaining jobs within the country or state. Corruption is continuous, though, and the sale of military equipment to many nations means always drawing a fine line between what is right and what is expedient. "Last Line of Defense" shows the strains that always affect this business. It draws down deep into the minds of the people that work this marketplace and those around them. It follows the career of one man, Lionel Curtis, taken from obscurity to the top of one of the most powerful businesses in the nation. His rise is propelled upon the actions and misfortunes of others. As he "goes with the flow" of history, will he be ready when the rivers flow alters course? Behind him lurks the seedier side of the business, one he knows is there but would rather not. These are the deal-makers that make sure business is successful. They are always there as companies come and go. Whether acting on their own, within large corporations or even within the Government, they are oil that greases the wheel of the military-industrial complex.


Planning And Profits

Author by : Christopher W. Miller
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In a time of great need for Britain, a small coterie of influential businessmen gained access to secret information on industrial mobilisation as advisers to the Principal Supply Officers Committee. They provided the state with priceless advice, but, as insiders utilised their access to information to build a business empire at a fraction of the normal costs. Outsiders, in contrast, lacked influence and were forced together into a defensive ring - or cartel - which effectively fixed prices for British warships. By the 1930s, the cartel grew into one of the most sophisticated profiteering groups of its day. This book examines the relationship between the private naval armaments industry, businessmen, and the British government defence planners between the wars. It reassesses the concept of the military-industrial complex through the impact of disarmament upon private industry, the role of leading industrialists in supply and procurement policy, and the successes and failings of government organisation. It blends together political, naval, and business history in new ways, and, by situating the business activities of industrialists alongside their work as government advisors, sheds new light on the operation of the British state. This is the story of how these men profited while effectively saving the National Government from itself.


Us Government

Author by : Brigida Burgun
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Pax Americana(Latin for "American Peace", modeled after Pax Romana and Pax Britannica; also called the Long Peace) is a term applied to the concept of relative peace in the Western Hemisphere and later the world after the end of World War II in 1945 when the United States became the world's dominant economic and military power. In this sense, Pax Americana has come to describe the military and economic position of the United States relative to other nations. This book describes how a senior government administrator strategized and brought to life a Pax Americana near the end of WWII that would serve to control the U.S. government beginning with the death of President Roosevelt.


Planning And Profits

Author by : Christopher Miller
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Publisher by : Research in Maritime History L
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Description : This book examines the relationship between the private naval armaments industry, businessmen and the British government defence planners between the wars. It reassesses the concept of the Military-Industrial Complex through the impact of disarmament upon private industry, the role of leading industrialists in supply and procurement policy, and the successes and failings of government organisation. It blends together political, naval and business history in new ways, and, by situating the business activities of industrialists alongside their work as government advisors, sheds new light on the operation of the British state. In a time of great need for Britain, a small coterie of influential businessmen gained access to secret information on industrial mobilisation as advisers to the Principal Supply Officers Committee. They provided the state with priceless advice, but, as 'insiders' utilised their access to information to build a business empire at a fraction of the normal costs. Outsiders, in contrast, lacked influence and were forced together into a defensive 'ring' - or cartel - which effectively fixed prices for British warships. By the 1930s, the cartel grew into one of the most sophisticated profiteering groups of its day. This is the story of how these men profited while effectively saving the National Government from itself.


Surveillance Industrial Complex

Author by : Jay Stanley
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Military Industrial Complex Warning

Author by : Enoch Sulit
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The military-industrial complex (MIC) describes the relationship between a nation's military and the defense industry that supplies it, seen together as a vested interest that influences public policy. This history book describes how a senior government administrator strategized and brought to life a Pax Americana near the end of WWII that would serve to control the U.S. government beginning with the death of President Roosevelt. Learn why President Kennedy was assassinated and just how dangerous it is for a sitting President of the United States to suggest decreasing the military budget.


The Prison Industrial Complex The Global Economy

Author by : Eve Goldberg
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Publisher by : PM Press
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Description : A look at the economic motives for continued, excessive imprisonment of individuals.


Cinema S Military Industrial Complex

Author by : Haidee Wasson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : The vast, and vastly influential, American military machine has been aided and abetted by cinema since the earliest days of the medium. The US military realized very quickly that film could be used in myriad ways: training, testing, surveying and mapping, surveillance, medical and psychological management of soldiers, and of course, propaganda. Bringing together a collection of new essays, based on archival research, Wasson and Grieveson seek to cover the complex history of how the military deployed cinema for varied purposes across the the long twentieth century, from the incipient wars of US imperialism in the late nineteenth century to the ongoing War on Terror. This engagement includes cinema created and used by and for the military itself (such as training films), the codevelopment of technologies (chemical, mechanical, and digital), and the use of film (and related mass media) as a key aspect of American "soft power," at home and around the world. A rich and timely set of essays, this volume will become a go-to for scholars interested in all aspects of how the military creates and uses moving-image media.


The Surveillance Industrial Complex

Author by : Kirstie Ball
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Today’s ‘surveillance society’ emerged from a complex of military and corporate priorities that were nourished through the active and ‘cold’ wars that marked the twentieth century. Two massive configurations of power – state and corporate – have become the dominant players. Mass targeted surveillance deep within corporate, governmental and social structures is now both normal and legitimate. The Surveillance-Industrial Complex examines the intersections of capital and the neo-liberal state in promoting the emergence and growth of the surveillance society. The chapters in this volume, written by internationally-known surveillance scholars from a number of disciplines, trace the connections between the massive multinational conglomerates that manufacture, distribute and promote technologies of ‘surveillance’, and the institutions of social control and civil society. In three parts, this collection investigates: how the surveillance-industrial complex spans international boundaries through the workings of global capital and its interaction with agencies of the state surveillance as an organizational control process, perpetuating the interests and voices of certain actors and weakening or silencing others how local political economies shape the deployment and distribution of the massive interactions of global capital/military that comprise surveillance systems today. This volume will be useful for students and scholars of sociology, management, business, criminology, geography and international studies.


The Military Industrial Complex

Author by : Carroll W. Pursell
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Military Industrial Complex

Author by : Gregg B. Walker
Languange : en
Publisher by : American University Studies
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Description : Thirty years ago Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his farewell address as President, warned of a -military-industrial complex;- a complex organizational system seemingly beyond the control of citizens and their elected government. With Eisenhower's ideas as inspiration, this book offers a collection of essays that examine various aspects of the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex and the farewell warning. The book reflects an interdisciplinary effort; essays come from such fields as history, economics, sociology, business, and communication."


Inventing The Military Industrial Complex

Author by : Katherine Cranston Epstein
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Description : Between their interaction with industrialization and the new relationship between the government and the private sector, torpedoes may be said to have helped put the "industrial" and the "complex" in the military-industrial complex. Their story therefore belongs in larger narratives about the nature of technological change, industrialization, modern warfare, and national development.


Manufacturing Insecurity

Author by : Ken Conca
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Publisher by : Lynne Rienner Pub
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Description : Using case studies of four weapons programmes, the author explores the spectacular growth and decline of Brazil's military-industrial complex and creates a conceptual framework for analyzing Third World industrialization, emphasizing the interplay of world markets and domestic politics.


University In Chains

Author by : Henry A. Giroux
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : President Eisenhower originally included 'academic' in the draft of his landmark, oft-quoted speech on the military-industrial-complex. Giroux tells why Eisenhower saw the academy as part of the famous complex - and how his warning was vitally prescient for 21st-century America. Giroux details the sweeping post-9/11 assault being waged on the academy by militarization, corporatization, and right-wing fundamentalists who increasingly view critical thought itself as a threat to the dominant political order. Giroux argues that the university has become a handmaiden of the Pentagon and corporate interests, it has lost its claim to independence and critical learning and has compromised its role as a democratic public sphere. And yet, in spite of its present embattled status and the inroads made by corporate power, the defense industries, and the right wing extremists, Giroux defends the university as one of the few public spaces left capable of raising important questions and educating students to be critical and engaged agents. He concludes by making a strong case for reclaiming it as a democratic public sphere.


The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

Author by : INCITE!
Languange : en
Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : A trillion-dollar industry, the US non-profit sector is one of the world's largest economies. From art museums and university hospitals to think tanks and church charities, over 1.5 million organizations of staggering diversity share the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, if little else. Many social justice organizations have joined this world, often blunting political goals to satisfy government and foundation mandates. But even as funding shrinks, many activists often find it difficult to imagine movement-building outside the non-profit model. The Revolution Will Not Be Funded gathers essays by radical activists, educators, and non-profit staff from around the globe who critically rethink the long-term consequences of what they call the "non-profit industrial complex." Drawing on their own experiences, the contributors track the history of non-profits and provide strategies to transform and work outside them. Urgent and visionary, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded presents a biting critique of the quietly devastating role the non-profit industrial complex plays in managing dissent. Contributors. Christine E. Ahn, Robert L. Allen, Alisa Bierria, Nicole Burrowes, Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), William Cordery, Morgan Cousins, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Stephanie Guilloud, Adjoa Florência Jones de Almeida, Tiffany Lethabo King, Paul Kivel, Soniya Munshi, Ewuare Osayande, Amara H. Pérez, Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide, Dylan Rodríguez, Paula X. Rojas, Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, Sisters in Action for Power, Andrea Smith, Eric Tang, Madonna Thunder Hawk, Ije Ude, Craig Willse


Kaesong Industrial Complex

Author by : Ŭl-chʻul Im
Languange : en
Publisher by : 해남
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