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Developing the ICBM: A Study in Bureaucratic Politics

Developing the ICBM: A Study in Bureaucratic Politics

By Edmund Beard

Columbia University Press, 1976, 273 pp.

With exemplary scholarship the author dissects the development of the ICBM, concluding that organizational resistance delayed it because of the airmen's preference for the manned bomber. A solid addition to the growing literature on the interrelation of politics, strategy and weapons decision-making.