Nostalgia and Weapons

Burnham, James
August 1976
National Review;8/20/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 31, p885
The article comments on several weapons programs of the U.S. Defense Department. It offers information on the XM-1 tank program and asserts that the Middle East War and the Vietnam war both gave a hint of the future of old-style mass tank warfare. It points out the expensiveness of Admiral Hyman Rickover's nuclear aircraft carrier program and the B-1 bomber program. It emphasizes the technological superiority of the U.S. weapons systems and considers how the current weapons programs would fit into World War III. Finally, it describes the war that is currently going on in the world.


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