With such a massive budget as well as the ability to 'misplace' 17 billion without having to account for it I don't see how the military industrial complex doesn't have influence as it did. From my experience DARPA and.the like are totally out of control.
Psy ops, brainwashing and mind control via chemical influence and technologies TO CONTROL THE MASZES AS WELL AS SPECIFICALLY TARGETED INDIVIDUALS is a major problem.
I don't care if it is the financial powers that be that are behind this- the methods of control originated with the military and CIA- things like Project Paperclip
That's something that NO side is going to be addressing...