The Politics of Strategic Aircraft Modernization

Hardcover | November 1, 1995

byDavid S. Sorenson

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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.

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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 conclude...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275952584

ISBN - 13:9780275952587

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