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Star spangled security : applying lessons learned over six decades safeguarding America

Author: Harold Brown; Joyce Winslow
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2012.
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Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Harold Brown served during the hottest part of the Cold War when the Soviet Union presented an existential threat to America. He gives an insider's view of U.S. national security strategy during the Carter administration, relates lessons learned, and bridges them to current challenges facing America.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Named Person: Harold Brown; Harold Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Brown; Joyce Winslow
ISBN: 9780815723820 0815723822
OCLC Number: 794708162
Description: xviii, 277 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Oh, say can you see : the view from the top --
What so proudly we hail : insuring national defense through its budget --
Stripes and bright stars : how the team at the top affects security policy --
The perilous fight : Iranian revolution and the hostage crisis --
Rockets' red glare and bombs : plans, programs, and agreements --
The ramparts we watched : dealing with the outside world --
That banner yet waves : preparing for what lies ahead --
Land of the free : stimulating the national economy for international security --
Home of the brave : America at a tipping point.
Responsibility: Harold Brown with Joyce Winslow.

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Provides lessons from the past to inform the future: from Afghanistan to Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons; from international alliances and interests the US needs to consider in a changing world to  Read more...

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"From the government of science to the science of government, Harold Brown has always put his country and its principles first. This book, like his counsel to me as my secretary of defense, offers Read more...

 
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