Total War and Cold War

Total War and Cold War

Total War and Cold War

Total War and Cold War

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This book of essays deals with the subject of civil-military relations in an era of total war and cold war. The problem of the proper role of the armed forces in government is not new: it is in fact as old as organized government itself, and some of the best minds from Plato to Marx have grappled with it. Though by no means new, the question of control of the military has taken on unprecedented dimensions and implecations in the nuclear age. For the first time in modern history, the democracies of the Western world are forced in peacetime to devote a major part of their material resources and intellectual energies to the problems of survival. The belligerence of the totalitarian powers, the rapid rate of technological advance, and the strident demands of . . .

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