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Wild Blue Yonder: Money, Politics, and the B-1 Bomber

Kotz, Nick

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ISBN 10: 039455700X / ISBN 13: 9780394557007
Published by Pantheon Books
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover w / dustjacket. Signed Copy. First edition copy. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ vg with edgewear; no priceclip. Inscribed "For Studs Terkel, who has led the way and lifted us all up to fight for justice and appreciate freedom." in blue ink on ffep. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1988. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 700561

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Title: Wild Blue Yonder: Money, Politics, and the B...

Publisher: Pantheon Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, this is a detailed expose of the disorderly and wasteful process that comprises U.S. defense decision-making. Kotz shows that political and economic factors are at least as important in major defense decisions as military analysis, and that the military services, members of Congress, presidential administrations and defense industries reciprocate support for each others' projects. Little of this is startling news, but Kotz provides a wealth of unknown specifics. The main focus is the nearly 30-year struggle of the Air Force for a new strategic bomber, the B-1, a struggle won during the Nixon administration and only brought to controversial fruition under Reagan. Kotz views our defense process as "spinning madly out of control." In his call for reform, he argues that military officers should be kept out of "the corrupting practices of defense politics."
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