The Politics of Strategic Aircraft Modernization

The Politics of Strategic Aircraft Modernization

by David S. Sorenson
ISBN-10:
0275952584
ISBN-13:
9780275952587
Pub. Date:
11/30/1995
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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Overview

The Politics of Strategic Aircraft Modernization

This study examines three major bomber aircraft acquisition programs: the B-36, the B-52, and the B-2. The central question for each of these programs is whether they were chosen to fit national strategic objectives or to meet the more narrow political and economic needs of the so-called military-industrial complex. The book concludes that U.S. Air Force senior leadership acquired better bombers than did civilian defense leaders. The extensive use of original documents in this book reveals that Air Force generals were less concerned about defending their own interests than previous research has implied.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275952587
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/1995
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary

Preface

The Politics of Bomber Choice

Explaining Weapons Modernization

The B-36

The B-52

The B-2

Conclusions

Bibliography

Index

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