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Author Wirls, Daniel, 1960-

Title Irrational security : the politics of defense from Reagan to Obama / Daniel Wirls
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2010]


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Description xi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Irrational security -- After the Cold War: from buildup to bottom-up -- What comes down must go up: Clinton and the politics of military spending -- From ambition to empire: Bush and military policy before and after 9/11 -- Hidden in plain sight: the Bush military buildup -- Paying the price: from Bush to Obama
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Military spending
National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
National security -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States -- Politics and government.
LC no. 2009026917
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