TITLE

Soft on Military Hardware: Congress and the Pentagon

AUTHOR(S)
Oginbene, Peter J.
PUB. DATE
July 1975
SOURCE
New Republic;7/5/75, Vol. 173 Issue 1/2, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The two major “reductions” in the budget at the Pentagon were aid to the Thieu government and shipbuilding overruns which were deferred for a year. The Pentagon has received everything it has requested, because of a government which has proven itself to be “rudderless”. A relevant foreign policy and military posture have been diverted by choosing to exploit fear to sell a defense budget that is appropriate to the circumstances, especially in Greece and Turkey, Viet Nam and Cambodia. The Pentagon sold “fear” and the Congress bought it.
ACCESSION #
10123325

 

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