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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.