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American Defense Policy: 4th Ed
American Defense Policy: 4th Ed
Edited by Lt. Colonel John E. Endicott and Major Roy W. Staf
Johns Hopkins, 1977, 619 pp

The new edition of the Air Force Academy's widely used volume continues to bring together the latest writings with the classic works in the field of national security. Articles by Henry Kissinger, James Schlesinger, Morton Halperin, Les Aspin, Graham Allison, and Samuel Huntington successfully span the worlds of scholarship and policymaking. Expanded sections include those on arms control, the policy process, and the impact of changing cultural values - including the issues of women's rights and unionization - on the role of the military in American society. Perhaps the best book of its kind in the field.