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Defense Policy and the Presidency: Carter's First Years
Defense Policy and the Presidency: Carter's First Years
Edited by Sam S. Sarkesian
Westview Press, 1979, 341 pp

An early cut, as far as scholarly literature goes, at President Carter's national security policies. The authors find much vacillation and a lack of clearly defined policy objectives. Insufficient distinction is made, however, between the question of the formulation and execution of policy and its actual substantive content.