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Defense Addiction

Can America Kick The Habit?, 1st Edition

By Sanford Gottlieb


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Whatever happened to the post?Cold War ?peace dividend?? Why does military spending continue to escape federal budget reductions? Why, despite the nearly universal desire to reduce government waste and budget deficits, is the United States still saddled with a costly, bloated military-industrial complex? The answer, says Sanford Gottlieb, is a debi

Table of Contents

Introduction -- 1 General Dynamics Digs In -- 2 Defense Mergers -- 3 Arms Sales Abroad -- 4 Selling to Civilian Government Agencies -- 5 Trying to Enter Commercial Markets -- 6 Flexibility: Key to Smaller Defense Firms' Survival -- 7 The Weapons Labs: Can Bomb Designers Help Industry? -- 8 Local Activists Pitch In -- 9 State Governments Take Action -- 10 Pink Slips for Defense Workers -- 11 Congress, Pork, and Defense Jobs -- 12 The Clinton Administration and Dual Use -- 13 The Bigger Picture -- Conclusion

About the Author

Sanford Gottlieb has thirty-four years of experience in military-related activities. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and later served as executive director for the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE), New Directions, and United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War. For seven years, he was senior producer of America's defence Monitor, a weekly television program of the centre for defence Information. He has written and spoken widely on defence and foreign policy issues.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General