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Creating the alter ego : Deputy Secretaries of Defense in the Truman Administration, 1949-1953

Author: Shannon E Mohan; United States. Department of Defense. Historical Office,
Publisher: Washington, DC : Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2015.
Series: Deputy Secretary of Defense series, special study 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout the history of the Department of Defense -- through wars, budgetary battles, reorganizations, and a terrorist attack -- the Deputy Secretaries have been vital in administering shaping, and helping to carry out military and national security policy. However, the histories, identities, and influence of the 32 officeholders have received little scholarly attention. This is the first ... that examines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic government publications
History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon E Mohan; United States. Department of Defense. Historical Office,
OCLC Number: 1057024739
Notes: "September 2015."
Title from title screen (viewed December 18, 2015).
Description: viii, 31 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Organizing the national military establishment --
The Secretary's alter ego --
The first Under Secretary of Defense --
From Under Secretary to Deputy Secretary --
Early's role in the Pentagon --
Breaking free from "shackles and handcuffs" --
"Secretary Marshall's good right arm" --
"The smoothest negotiator you've ever seen" --
From Deputy to Secretary of Defense --
"Another Lovett" --
Foster's foray into foreign affairs --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Deputy Secretary of Defense series, special study 1.
Responsibility: Shannon E. Mohan.

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"Throughout the history of the Department of Defense -- through wars, budgetary battles, reorganizations, and a terrorist attack -- the Deputy Secretaries have been vital in administering shaping, and helping to carry out military and national security policy. However, the histories, identities, and influence of the 32 officeholders have received little scholarly attention. This is the first ... that examines the Deputies' roles in departmental operations and the policymaking process"--Foreword.

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