In This Review

War and Peace in the Space Age
War and Peace in the Space Age
By Lt. General James M. Gavin
Harper, 1958, 304 pp

The author, who retired suddenly from the Army last March, here presents his well-argued, and strongly felt, criticism of recent military and strategic policies. Believing that we have slipped into a disadvantage vis-à-vis the Russians, he is particularly critical of the cumbersome pace of the Department of Defense; the division of the services, especially the separating of air and land power; and the failure, as he sees it, to develop a more flexible military establishment to handle the various kinds of warfare that we may encounter.