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Arms Control and Military Preparedness from Truman to Bush


Martin Goldstein

This comprehensive volume analyzes how presidents have utilized arms control and military preparedness to enhance American security. Beginning with the onset of the cold war under President Truman, the book traces key events in this struggle and demonstrates how various chief executives have used these tools of diplomacy to achieve desired outcomes. Striking comparisons in presidential reliance upon arms control and military preparedness emerge from this study. The book concludes with an evaluation of the Bush administration's national security policy.
Contents: Arms control and military preparedness are pivotal instruments of national security. This volume compares the reliance of presidents from Truman to Bush upon these tools of diplomacy.