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The Resource America's war machine : vested interests, endless conflicts, James McCartney with Molly Sinclair McCartney

America's war machine : vested interests, endless conflicts, James McCartney with Molly Sinclair McCartney

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America's war machine : vested interests, endless conflicts
Title
America's war machine
Title remainder
vested interests, endless conflicts
Statement of responsibility
James McCartney with Molly Sinclair McCartney
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
"When President Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to leave the White House in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the American people about the "disastrous rise" of the military-industrial complex. Fifty years later, the complex has morphed into a virtually unstoppable war machine, one that dictates U.S. economic and foreign policy in a direct and substantial way. Based on his experiences as an award-winning Washington-based reporter covering national security, James McCartney presents a compelling history, from the Cold War to present day that shows that the problem is far worse and far more wide-reaching than anything Eisenhower could have imagined. Big Military has become "too big to fail" and has grown to envelope the nation's political, cultural and intellectual institutions. These centers of power and influence, including the now-complicit White House and Congress, have a vested interest in preparing and waging unnecessary wars. The authors persuasively argue that not one foreign intervention in the past 50 years has made us or the world safer. With additions by Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of experience, America's War Machine provides the context for today's national security state and explains what can be done about it"--
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1925-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCartney, James
Dewey number
355/.033573
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.M2353 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCartney, Molly Sinclair
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Militarism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military-industrial complex
  • Civil-military relations
  • National security
  • HISTORY
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Civil-military relations
  • Militarism
  • Military-industrial complex
  • Military policy
  • National security
  • United States
Label
America's war machine : vested interests, endless conflicts, James McCartney with Molly Sinclair McCartney
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/771/9781250069771/image/lgcover.9781250069771.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military might and money -- The Pentagon rules -- Industry at the wheel -- Congress and the White House -- A vital part of the problem -- Think tank hawks and interventionists -- Flawed intelligence and exaggerated threats -- The American Empire -- The vortex -- The Middle East -- Nuclear folly -- Billions for weapons searching for enemies -- Send in the drones -- The media: Cheerleaders for war -- The reckoning
Control code
1624775
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781250069771
Lccn
2015028071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1624775
  • (Sirsi) 1624775
  • (OCoLC)917888527
Label
America's war machine : vested interests, endless conflicts, James McCartney with Molly Sinclair McCartney
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/771/9781250069771/image/lgcover.9781250069771.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Military might and money -- The Pentagon rules -- Industry at the wheel -- Congress and the White House -- A vital part of the problem -- Think tank hawks and interventionists -- Flawed intelligence and exaggerated threats -- The American Empire -- The vortex -- The Middle East -- Nuclear folly -- Billions for weapons searching for enemies -- Send in the drones -- The media: Cheerleaders for war -- The reckoning
Control code
1624775
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781250069771
Lccn
2015028071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1624775
  • (Sirsi) 1624775
  • (OCoLC)917888527

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