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The Power game. / Part 2. The Pentagon

Author: Philip Burton, Jr.Pamela HoganRiva FreifeldChris AndromidasHedrick SmithAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Video, ©1988.
Series: Power game, pt. 2.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows that in spite of the huge military build-up during the 1980s the nation's military effectiveness has been limited and could force the early use of nuclear weapons. Reasons include rivalry among the military services, career moves, coverups, pork barrel funding, erroneous military test results, and whistle blower backlash. Shows how military spending decisions are often made less for national security reasons  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Burton, Jr.; Pamela Hogan; Riva Freifeld; Chris Andromidas; Hedrick Smith; PBS Video.; Maryland Public Television.; Philip Burton Productions.
OCLC Number: 22893603
Notes: Based on the book: The power game : how Washington works / Hedrick Smith.
Credits: Camera, Greg Cooke [and others] ; animation and graphics, tony Cacioppo ; music composed by Chris Andromidas ; edited by Riva Freifeld.
Performer(s): Hedrick Smith.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Power game, pt. 2.
Other Titles: Pentagon
Responsibility: with correspondent Hedrick Smith ; Philip Burton Productions, Inc. ; [co-produced by] Maryland Public Television ; produced by Philip Burton, Jr., Pamela Hogan ; written by Hedrick Smith.

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Shows that in spite of the huge military build-up during the 1980s the nation's military effectiveness has been limited and could force the early use of nuclear weapons. Reasons include rivalry among the military services, career moves, coverups, pork barrel funding, erroneous military test results, and whistle blower backlash. Shows how military spending decisions are often made less for national security reasons than for economic and political interests. With little hope of change in sight, the massive waste and inefficiency in the Pentagon's procurement of arms will continue.

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