|Samenvatting: || This balanced account of the role of the military in American politics describes and analyzes civilian military interactions and their impact on domestic and foreign affairs. Defense spending and national priorities, the extent of military involvement in civilian institutions and the public, military influence in policy-making, and the military's relation to business, universities, and Congress are examined in an unbiased manner. Assuming no prior knowledge of weapons systems, military organizations, or related esoteric issues, the author draws his material from case studies, a variety of military, governmental, and academic sources, and from his own research.
|Trefwoorden: || Noord Amerikaanse politiek, militair beleid, het leger, J.F. Kennedy, Koreaanse oorlog, Lockheed, gen D. MacArthur, Robert S. McNamara, civiele controle op militairen, strijdkrachten, Militair Industrieel Complex, Richard, M. Nixon, onderzoek en ontwikkeling, militairen, desertie, Sovjet Unie, Vietnam oorlog, Eerste Wereldoorlog, Tweede Wereldoorlog,  |