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Author Auten, Brian J., 1969-

Title Carter's conversion [electronic resource] : the hardening of American defense policy / Brian J. Auten.

Imprint Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiv, 344 p.
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-332) and index.
Summary "Examining Carter's dramatic shift from advocating defense budget cuts early in his administration to supporting development of the MX missile and modernization of NATO's Long-Range Theater Nuclear Force by the end of his presidency, the author argues, counter to common interpretations, that the shift was a "self-correcting" policy change in response to the prevailing international military environment"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Carter, Jimmy, 1924- -- Political and social views.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Military policy.
National security -- United States -- Decision making.
MX (Weapons system) -- History.
Deterrence (Strategy) -- United States -- History.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1977-1981.
United States -- Military policy -- Decision making.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780826218162 (alk. paper)
0826218164 (alk. paper)

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