National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

by Melvin A. Goodman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872865891
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Melvin A. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. He has been a senior analyst at the CIA and the State Department as well as a professor of international security at the National War College and an intelligence adviser to strategic disarmament talks in the 1970s. He has authored several works, his most recent is the critically acclaimed "The Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA"

Table of Contents

Introduction: American Militarism, Costs and Consequences 9

1 President Eisenhower's Legacy 27

2 President George H.W. Bush's New World Order 63

3 Clinton's Problems with the Pentagon 103

4 Bush's Surrender to the Pentagon 143

5 President Obama's Deference to the Military 193

6 The Pentagon's Grip on the Intelligence Community 239

7 The Pentagon's Phantom Missile Defense 277

8 Defense Spending: Eisenhower's "Cross of Iron" 315

9 What Needs to Be Done 369

Endnotes 417

Index 433

About the Author 455

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