Defense Addiction / Edition 1

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Overview

Based on hundreds of interviews with defense contractors, union representatives, members of Congress, state and federal officials, lobbyists, economic development professionals, and local activists, Defense Addiction explains how these groups and individuals cope with defense dependence, competition for federal funds, and budget and job cuts - painting a sobering picture of how this addiction hampers the nation's ability to deal effectively with a host of domestic and global problems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813331201
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.50 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Sanford Gottlieb has thirty-four years of experience in military-related activities. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and later served as executive director for the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy(SANE), New Directions, and United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War. For seven years, he was senior producer of America’s Defense Monitor, a weekly television program of the Center for Defense Information. He has written and spoken widely on defense and foreign policy issues.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 General Dynamics Digs In 11
2 Defense Mergers 19
3 Arms Sales Abroad 33
4 Selling to Civilian Government Agencies 45
5 Trying to Enter Commercial Markets 55
6 Flexibility: Key to Smaller Defense Firm's Survival 65
7 The Weapons Labs: Can Bomb Designers Help Industry? 79
8 Local Activists Pitch In 89
9 State Governments Take Action 101
10 Pink Slips for Defense Workers 113
11 Congress, Pork, and Defense Jobs 123
12 The Clinton Administration and Dual Use 137
13 The Bigger Picture 149
Conclusion 165
Notes 171
About the Book and Author 195
Index 197
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