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Forging a New Sword: a Study of the Department of Defense
Forging a New Sword: a Study of the Department of Defense
By William R. Kintner and Others
Harper, 1958, 238 pp
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A critical analysis of the Department of Defense, its achievements and shortcomings. Among the latter the author includes the unresolved question of the proper form of civilian control, the adequacy of control of military operations, and the handicaps to formulating a coherent strategic doctrine. A number of proposed reforms are outlined.