Organizing for Defense
The American Military Establishment in the 20th Century
Paul Y. Hammond
The author explores the defense administration, with thorough criticism of the National Security Council, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the armed services as governmental organizations. His book is a substantial reinterpretation of the history of the military organization of the U.S. from 1900 to 1960.
First published in 1961.
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