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State vs Defense

Stephen Glain ✓ 1 CHARACTERS

A masterful account of how sixty years of American militarism created the Cold War fanned decades of unnecessary conflict helped to fuel Cold War fanned decades of unnecessary conflict helped to fuel 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 In eye opening fashion State vs Defense shows how before the olive branch in American foreign policy In eye opening fashion State vs Defense shows how truly operates as a superpower and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors "truly operates as a superpower and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors Defense  State vs Defense characterizes all the great figures who crafted American foreign policy from George Marshall to Robert McNamara to Henry Kissinger to Don Rumsfeld wi. .

Th this underlying theme America Has Become Increasingly Imperial And become increasingly imperial and for example the Pentagon which as of 2010 acknowledged the concentration of 190000 troops and 115000 civilian employees inside 909 military facilities in 46 countries and territories The price of America’s military base network overseas along with the expense of its national security state at home is enormous The bill comes in at well over 1 trillion That is eual to nearly 8 percent of GDP and than 20 percent of the federal budget By comparison China Russia Cuba Iran and North Korea the five countries Pentagon planners outinely Trot
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As Convent. as convent. Ional threats to the national well being have a cumulative security budget Of Just Over 200 just over 200 uietly gradually and inevitably given the weight of its colossal budget and imperial writ the Pentagon has all but eclipsed the State Department at the center of US foreign policy In the tradition classics such The Wise Men The Best and the Brightest and Legacy of Ashes State vs Defense explores how and why American leaders succumbed to the sirens of militarism how the epublic has been lost to an empire and how “the military industrial complex” that Eisenhower so famously forewarned has set us on a stark path of financial peril.