In This Review

America's Defense
America's Defense
Edited by Michael Mandelbaum
Holmes & Meier, 1989, 334 pp

This carefully edited survey, originally a product of the now-defunct Lehrman Institute, takes up the issues that confront American defense policy-from reforming procurement to what to do about the navy. The authors are the best of a generation that can still be called "younger" who know their subjects, who are mostly conservative but are not ideologues, and who are influential around and in some cases (Dennis Ross, for example) in the Bush Administration.