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100 1 McCartney, James,|d1925-2011,|eauthor.
245 10 America's war machine :|bvested interests, endless
conflicts /|cJames McCartney ; with Molly Sinclair
250 First edition.
264 1 New York :|bThomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press,|c2015.
300 xii, 288 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-277) and
520 "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"--
|cProvided by publisher.
520 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
610 10 United States.|bDepartment of Defense.
650 0 Militarism|zUnited States|xHistory|y21st century.
650 0 Military-industrial complex|zUnited States.
650 0 Civil-military relations|zUnited States.
650 0 National security|zUnited States.
651 0 United States|xMilitary policy.
651 0 United States|xArmed Forces.
700 1 McCartney, Molly Sinclair,|eauthor.
856 42 |3Cover image|uhttp://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/771/