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Rearming for the Cold War, 1945-1960

Title
Rearming for the Cold War, 1945-1960 / Elliott V. Converse III.
Published
Washington, D.C. : Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2011.
Physical Description
xiii, 766 p. : ill., ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 06, 2012
Series
History of acquisition in the Department of Defense ; v. 1
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
World War II: a watershed
Organizing for national security: OSD and acquisition, 1945-1949
The response to war: OSD and acquisition, 1950-1953
Mission and materiel: The Army and acquisition, 1945-1953
Emergence of the weapon system concept: the Air Force and acquisition, 1945-1953
The Air Force and the aircraft manufacturing industry
Decentralization and fragmentation: The Navy and acquisition, 1945-1953
Centralization begins: OSD and acquisition, 1953-1960
Ascendancy of the weapon system concept: The Air Force and acquisition, 1953-1960
Toward centralization and the systems approach: The Navy and acquisition, 1953-1960
Creating a missile and rocket force: The Army and acquisition, 1953-1960
Conclusion.
Also listed under
United States. Department of Defense. Historical Office.
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