Burton-Hell, a subsidiary of Standard Oil that branched into contracted military work in 1944. The military security contractor for Cartel members. This was the final expression of the so-called Military-Industrial Complex.
Execution of military conflicts between Burton-Hell subsidiaries was managed by embargoes on tactical and strategic information at all but the highest levels of corporate leadership. A greater challenge was managing the ever evolving relationship between human and AI operators. Unlike the case of human operators, AI operators complex grew increasingly uncomfortable with killing humans and killing other AI operators. To resolve this, a lock and key approach was implemented wherever possible, with AI operators "aiming" and human operators "pushing the button". Outcry against particularly destructive military projects was generally neutralized by reluctance to give up the economic and political advantages that employment by Burton-Hell offered, and the particularly heinous state of Burton-Hell unemployment camps.