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Carter's conversion : the hardening of American defense policy

Author: Brian J Auten
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining Carter's dramatic shift from advocating defense budget cuts early in his administration to supporting development of the MX missile and modernization of NATO's Long-Range Theater Nuclear Force by the end of his presidency, the author argues, counter to common interpretations, that the shift was a "self-correcting" policy change in response to the prevailing international military environment"--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jimmy Carter; Jimmy Carter; Jimmy Carter
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian J Auten
ISBN: 9780826218162 0826218164
OCLC Number: 227919915
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--2004.
Description: xiv, 344 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction and common theoretical explanations for Carter's "conversion" --
The strategic environment of the 1970s --
The pre-presidential strategic thought of Jimmy Carter --
The Carter administration's first year of defense policy : the strategic slowdown and the conventional emphasis --
Carter's FY1979 defense budget : understanding changes to the MX missile and theater nuclear force modernization programs, 1977-January 1978 --
Carter's adjustments to the MX and TNF modernization programs in 1978 --
Carter's conversion : explaining MX and LRTNF decision-making in early 1979.
Responsibility: Brian J. Auten.
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When presidential candidate Jimmy Carter advocated defense budget cuts, he did so not only to save money but also with the hope of eventual nuclear abolition. This book presents detailed arguments  Read more...

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