The Cold War Economic Gap: The Increasing Threat to American Supremacy

The Cold War Economic Gap: The Increasing Threat to American Supremacy

The Cold War Economic Gap: The Increasing Threat to American Supremacy

The Cold War Economic Gap: The Increasing Threat to American Supremacy

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This book is not intended as a text or a survey but as a presentation of an argument. We gathered the best available estimates of the United States and Soviet economies and drew what we feel are the correct inferences as to what these estimates mean to America's position in the world.

A technical paper prepared by John P. Hardt and C. Darwin Stolzenbach at the Operations Research Office, The Johns Hopkins University (ORO-TP-3, July, 1960), formed the basis of this book. In March, President Kennedy appointed Mr. Stolzenbach Administrator of the National Capital Transportation Agency.

Many of the concepts in this book grew out of the direct participation of Mr. Marvin Hoffenberg. Mr. Paul Henze's contributions were particularly useful on the nature of the Soviet threat. Mr. M. R. Morris' sense of appropriateness and style was invaluable. Dr. Ellis A. Johnson and Dr. Nicholas Smith, Director of ORO and Chief of the Basic Research Division, respectively, encouraged and facilitated the development of the research that culminated in this book. Mr.

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