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The Uncertain Trumpet

The Uncertain Trumpet
By General Maxwell D. Taylor
203 pp, Harper, 1960
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The recently retired Chief of Staff of the United States Army here elaborates his sharp criticism of American strategic and defense policies in recent years. His principal target is exclusive reliance upon nuclear deterrence at the expense of forces for limited forms of war. His recommendations include a defense establishment permitting a flexible response and a complete overhauling of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.