Fortress America: The American Military and the Consequences of Peace

Synopsis

With President Clinton's current push for increased military spending, William Greider's message is all the more urgent: Americans must grasp the purpose and determine the future of our gargantuan military machine. With the collapse of Communism, do we really need this vast array of military power in fighting readiness? Why? Can we afford it? Called a "smart and provocative critique of a system that is badly in need of reform" (Washington Post Book World) Fortress America explores how and why America has avoided coming to terms with the end of the Cold War era -- and the troubling consequences for our fighting forces and our country.