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Creating the national security state : a history of the law that transformed America

Author: Douglas T Stuart
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
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For the last sixty years, American foreign and defense policymaking has been dominated by a network of institutions created by one piece of legislation--the 1947 National Security Act. This is the definitive study of the intense political and bureaucratic struggles that surrounded the passage and initial implementation of the law. Focusing on the critical years from 1937 to 1960, Douglas Stuart shows how disputes  Read more...
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Stuart, Douglas T.
Creating the national security state.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007940899
(OCoLC)181142086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas T Stuart
ISBN: 9781400823772 1400823773 0691133719 9780691133713
OCLC Number: 432429107
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 342 pages)
Contents: A farewell to normalcy --
"One man is responsible": managing national security during World War II --
Marshall's Plan: the battle over postwar unification of the armed forces --
Eberstadt's Plan: "active, intimate and continuous relationships" --
Connecting the domestic ligaments of national security --
From the national military establishment to the Office of the Secretary of Defense --
Closing the phalanx: the establishment of the NSC and the CIA, 1947-1960.
Responsibility: Douglas T. Stuart.

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