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State vs. Defense : the battle to define America's empire / Stephen Glain.

Glain, Stephen. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library UA 23 .G535 2011 30542314 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307408419
  • ISBN: 0307408418
  • Physical Description: x, 485 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-470) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Archetype -- The wages of fear -- Seeing reds -- Inside job -- Rogue Orientalists -- Treaty-port yanks -- War for peace -- Looking-glass war -- Madmen -- Interregnum -- 1983 -- Endgame -- Reformation -- The weight of peace -- Denouement.
Summary, etc.:
An account of how sixty years of American militarism created the Cold War, fanned decades of unnecessary conflict, helped to fuel Islamist terror, and threatens to bankrupt the country. For most of the twentieth century, the sword has led before the olive branch in American foreign policy. Here, author Stephen Glain shows how America truly operates as a superpower, and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors at Defense. The price of America's national security state is well over $1 trillion--more than 20 percent of the federal budget. By comparison, China, Russia, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, the five countries Pentagon planners routinely cite as threats, have a cumulative security budget of just over $200 billion. Quietly, gradually, the Pentagon has all but eclipsed the State Department at the center of U.S. foreign policy, and the republic has been lost to an empire.--From publisher description.
Subject: United States > Military policy > 20th century.
United States > Military policy > 21st century.
United States > Foreign relations > 1945-
Cold War.
Radicalism > Religious aspects > Islam.
United States > Economic conditions > 21st century.

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