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The Resource State vs. Defense : the battle to define America's empire, Stephen Glain

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

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State vs. Defense : the battle to define America's empire
Title
State vs. Defense
Title remainder
the battle to define America's empire
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Glain
Title variation
State versus Defense
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glain, Stephen
Dewey number
355/.033573
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.G634 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • Radicalism
  • United States
Label
State vs. Defense : the battle to define America's empire, Stephen Glain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-470) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn695390087
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 485 p.
Isbn
9780307408419
Lccn
2010053206
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1410299
  • (OCoLC)695390087
Label
State vs. Defense : the battle to define America's empire, Stephen Glain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-470) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn695390087
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 485 p.
Isbn
9780307408419
Lccn
2010053206
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1410299
  • (OCoLC)695390087

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