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"We choose to go to the moon" : an analysis of a Cold War means-developing strategy

"We choose to go to the moon" : an analysis of a Cold War means-developing strategy / by David Christopher Arnold.
Washington, D.C. : National Defense University Press, 2022.
Physical Description
66 pages : illustrations.
"January 2022."
Shipping list no.: 2022-0117-P.
"Strategists often ask "With the means available right now, what end can we achieve?" However, in strategy design it can be more appropriate to ask, "What is the desired end, and what means are available to achieve it?" The answer to this question may be, "If this is the desired end, first this new capability has to be created." Essentially, what President John Kennedy was asking Vice President Lyndon Johnson in April 1961 was, "What means do I need to generate if I want to beat the Soviets in a space race?" To succeed, the United States had to use the available instruments and elements of national power to create new means to reach the desired end within the time frame that Kennedy set. With the National War College National Security Strategy Primer as its guide, and using primary and secondary sources, this case study examines how Kennedy determined he could achieve his ends (beat the Soviets in the world competition) in a particular way (shape the world conversation) using means yet to be created (the moon landing)." -- Publisher's description.
Variant and related titles
Analysis of a Cold War means-developing strategy
Other formats
Online version: Arnold, David Christopher, 1967- "We choose to go to the moon"
Added to Catalog
August 29, 2022
National War College case study.
National War College case study
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-65).
Realization/achievement of ends
Results and conclusions.
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National War College (U.S.), issuing body.

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