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Power and Policy

Power and Policy

By Thomas K. Finletter

Harcourt, 1954, 408 pp.

In this timely volume the former Secretary of the Air Force discusses the requirements for an American military and foreign policy under the shadow of the hydrogen bomb. Stressing the need for establishing correct priorities, Mr. Finletter finds that we are not doing enough to build up our Air-Atomic force, or our continental defense, but are wasting our energies in other directions. Although the reader may find points for disagreement, particularly as regards handling on-the-spot crises in the non-European areas, and his ideas for "enforced disarmament," the author has done a commendable job in presenting in all their unpleasantness the major difficulties with which the policy makers must deal.