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History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Volume II, The Test of War, 1950-1953

Condit, Doris M.

Published by Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC, 1984
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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Volume II ONLY. 26 cm. xiv, [2], 701, [5] pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. Portraits. Footnotes. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has small tear at back. The author held various historical and research position with the U.S. Corps of Engineers Historical Division, The Johns Hopkins University, American University, and the American Institutes for Research. She was the author of or collaborator on numerous military-political studies relating to war and conflict. This follows the evolution of the Office of the Secretary of Defense from the outbreak of the Korean War to the end of the Truman presidency in January 1953. This volume assesses how well the Secretaries of Defense met the challenges of the Korean War. In a narrative rich in both documentary detail and broad-brush perspective, The Test of War assesses how well the secretaries met these challenges. Success or failure depended not only on their effectiveness in managing the Pentagon bureaucracy, in particular their interaction with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the still parochial-minded military services, but also on the relationship with Truman, Secretary of State Dean Acheson, and a contentious Congress unhappy over the firing of MacArthur, the pace of mobilization, and the progress of the war generally. Bookseller Inventory # 69134

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Title: History of the Office of the Secretary of ...

Publisher: Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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