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National insecurity : the cost of American militarism

National insecurity : the cost of American militarism

Author: Melvin A Goodman
Publisher: San Francisco, California : City Lights Books, 2013. ©2013
Series: Open Media book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: United States Military Academy publications about a graduate
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin A Goodman
ISBN: 9780872865891 0872865894
OCLC Number: 783154048
Description: 461 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 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 --
Pentagon's grip on the intelligence community --
Pentagon's phantom missile defense --
Defense spending: Eisenhower's "cross of iron" --
What needs to be done --
Endnotes --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Open Media book.
Other Titles: Cost of American militarism
Responsibility: Melvin A. Goodman.


Former CIA analyst reveals why pumping more money into US military spending destabilizes both the economy and long-term national security  Read more...


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"In this impassioned expose of the astronomical costs of America's defense policy, former CIA analyst Goodman demonstrates how post--cold war neoconservatives ... promoted a pugnacious militarism Read more...

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