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