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Security with solvency : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the shaping of the American military establishment

Author: Gerard H Clarfield
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
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During World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower became convinced that the era of separate land, sea, and air operations was over and that future military operations would involve all three elements  Read more...

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Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard H Clarfield
ISBN: 0275964450 9780275964450
OCLC Number: 40452953
Description: xv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. "The Foundation of Military Strength Is Economic Strength." --
2. "Our Problem Should Be Solved on the Basis of What Is Best for National Security." --
3. "I Was Wrong ... I Cannot Make This Work. No One Can Make It Work." --
4. "A Hydra-headed Monster" --
5. "This Concept Is a Crystalized and Clarified Statement of This Administration's Understanding of Our National Security since World War II." --
6. "If the Administration Decides to Beef Up the Armed Forces along Lines Now Talked Of, the Whole Eisenhower Program Will Take a New Direction, Economic as well as Military." --
7. "The Day that Discipline Disappears from Our Forces ... We Would Be Foolish to Put a Nickel into Them." --
8. "I Tried to Persuade the President That It Would Really Be Better for Me to Take Another Year on This." --
Epilogue: "In Our System Clausewitz Would Probably Make Full Colonel, Retire in 20 Years, and Go to Work for a Think Tank."
Responsibility: Gerard Clarfield.

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