The Politics of Strategic Aircraft Modernization by David S. Sorenson

The Politics of Strategic Aircraft Modernization

byDavid S. Sorenson

Hardcover | November 1, 1995

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$174.47 online 
Earn 872 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This study examines three major bomber aircraft acquisition programs: the B-36, the B-52, and the B-2. The central question for each of these programs is whether they were chosen to fit national strategic objectives or to meet the more narrow political and economic needs of the so-called "military-industrial complex." The book concludes that U.S. Air Force senior leadership acquired better bombers than did civilian defense leaders. The extensive use of original documents in this book reveals that Air Force generals were less concerned about defending their own interests than previous research has implied.

Details & Specs

Title:The Politics of Strategic Aircraft ModernizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Praeger Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0275952584

ISBN - 13:9780275952587

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Politics of Strategic Aircraft Modernization


Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

?Exellent maps, charts, documents, and bibliography. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above.?-Choice