John F. Kennedy and the Missile Gap
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BeschreibungCapitalizing on fear of nuclear war, months after Kennedy's inauguration he won Congressional authorization for two supplemental appropriations that increased the defense budget by more than 15 percent. This study of the political uses of an alleged threat to national security, argues that the missile gap was a myth.
PortraitChristopher A. Preble is Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Temple University.
Pressestimmen"Preble's contribution is significant.... [He] substantiates his thesis in great detail and draws upon excellent research."--"The Journal of American History""A path-breaking study ... raises key issues with respect to both cold war historiography and present-day international politics."--"The International History Review""An extremely thorough, well-documented effort."--"American Historical Review"
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 244 Seiten