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Title America's war machine : vested interests, endless conflicts / James McCartney ; with Molly Sinclair McCartney.
Author McCartney, James, 1925-2011, author.
Publication New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 355.0335 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-277) and index.
Summary "When President Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to leave the White House in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the American people about the "disastrous rise" of the military-industrial complex. Fifty years later, the complex has morphed into a virtually unstoppable war machine, one that dictates U.S. economic and foreign policy in a direct and substantial way. Based on his experiences as an award-winning Washington-based reporter covering national security, James McCartney presents a compelling history, from the Cold War to present day that shows that the problem is far worse and far more wide-reaching than anything Eisenhower could have imagined. Big Military has become "too big to fail" and has grown to envelope the nation's political, cultural and intellectual institutions. These centers of power and influence, including the now-complicit White House and Congress, have a vested interest in preparing and waging unnecessary wars. The authors persuasively argue that not one foreign intervention in the past 50 years has made us or the world safer. With additions by Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of experience, America's War Machine provides the context for today's national security state and explains what can be done about it"-- Provided by publisher.
Explores how years of military-slanted domestic and foreign policy have rendered America a perpetual war machine, identifying the pervasive role of "Big Military" in the nation's political, cultural, and intellectual institutions.
Subject United States -- Military policy.
Militarism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Armed Forces.
United States. Department of Defense.
Military-industrial complex -- United States.
Civil-military relations -- United States.
National security -- United States.
Addl. Author McCartney, Molly Sinclair, author.
ISBN 1250069777
9781250069771

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