TITLE

The U.S. in a Dangerous Untidy World

AUTHOR(S)
Rumsfeld, Donald
PUB. DATE
June 1980
SOURCE
National Review;6/27/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p775
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the global political climate of 1980. It outlines the political doctrines which the U.S., as a nation, believes in. It assesses the military capability and readiness of the U.S. and the Soviet Union. In doing so, it argues that a massive shift of military power, from the U.S. to the Soviet Union, has occurred in the post World War II world. It asserts that the administration of U.S. President Jimmy Carter should recognize the danger that the country is in and contends that necessary steps should be taken to build up the country's defenses. It also suggests that the U.S. counter the expansionism of the Soviet Union by strengthening its relations with other countries like China.
ACCESSION #
6074142

 

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