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The Resource National insecurity : the cost of American militarism, Melvin A. Goodman

National insecurity : the cost of American militarism, Melvin A. Goodman

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National insecurity : the cost of American militarism
Title
National insecurity
Title remainder
the cost of American militarism
Statement of responsibility
Melvin A. Goodman
Title variation
Cost of American militarism
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Language
eng
Summary
Upon leaving the White House in 1961, President Eisenhower famously warned Americans about the dangers of a "military industrial complex," and was clearly worried about the destabilizing effects of a national economy based on open-ended military spending. Today, as the global economic crisis and a growing national debt beg for a change of course, the U.S. government is spending more on the military than ever before. Melvin Goodman, a 24-year veteran of the CIA, takes on the escalating militarization of U.S. national security policy, arguing that increased military spending is making the nation poorer and less secure, while undermining our political standing abroad. Drawing from his first-hand experience with war planners and intelligence strategists, Goodman offers an insider's critique and outlines a much-needed vision for how to recalibrate our military policy, practices, and spending. National Insecurity provides a clear, compelling and sobering look under the hood of the secretive U.S. intelligence-military machine.--
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1938-
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Goodman, Melvin A.
Dewey number
355/.033573
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.G734 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • National security
  • National security
  • Weapons systems
  • Military bases, American
  • Strategy
  • Militarism
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
National insecurity : the cost of American militarism, Melvin A. Goodman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-432) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
American militarism, costs and consequences -- President Eisenhower's legacy -- George H.W. Bush's New World Order -- Clinton's problems with the Pentagon -- Bush's surrender to the Pentagon -- President Obama's deference to the military -- The Pentagon's grip on the intelligence community -- The Pentagon's phantom missile defense -- Defense spending: Eisenhower's "cross of iron" -- What needs to be done
Control code
783154048
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9780872865891
Lccn
2012036018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)783154048
Label
National insecurity : the cost of American militarism, Melvin A. Goodman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American militarism, costs and consequences -- President Eisenhower's legacy -- George H.W. Bush's New World Order -- Clinton's problems with the Pentagon -- Bush's surrender to the Pentagon -- President Obama's deference to the military -- The Pentagon's grip on the intelligence community -- The Pentagon's phantom missile defense -- Defense spending: Eisenhower's "cross of iron" -- What needs to be done
Control code
783154048
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
461 pages
Isbn
9780872865891
Lccn
2012036018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)783154048

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