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The Arms Race: The Political Economy of Military Growth
The Arms Race: The Political Economy of Military Growth
By Miroslav Nincic
Praeger, 1982, 199 pp.

The work of a University of Michigan professor, this book is distinctive because of its focus on the economic roots of the arms race. In the United States, internal pressures for defense spending are seen as resulting from short-term macroeconomic goals as well as the claims of organizations whose influence are linked to military programs. In the U.S.S.R., economic circumstances are more likely to play an inhibiting role on defense spending. This is a scholarly and stimulating book.