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1 Goodwin, Jacob Brotherhood of Arms: General Dynamics and the Business of Defending America
New York Times Books 1985 0812911512 / 9780812911510 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
418 pages, illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. Former owner's name inside front cover. From the dust jacket: "Brotherhood of Arms is the story of General Dynamics, the most controversial defense contractor in the United States. It is also a fascinating insider's look at the vitally important weapons industry GD has come to dominate. By focusing on the successes and failures of General Dynamics, Brotherhood of Arms describes in human terms how most huge defense contractors sell their weapons to the Pentagon. ~ GD is an extraordinarily successful company, whose sales to the Defense Department in fiscal 1984 were nearly $6 billion. More important, it is the only defense contractor that currently sells major weapons systems to each of the three military services - M-1 tanks to the Army, nuclear-powered Trident and attack submarines as well as sea-launched cruise missiles to the Navy, and F-16 fighters and cruise missiles to the Air Force." ; 419 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Pfaltzgraff, Robert L. , Jr. and Ra'anan, Uri The U. S. Defense Mobilization Infrastructure: Problems and Priorities.
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1983 0208019847 / 9780208019844 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
292 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "Will the U. S. Industrial infrastructure be able to meet the needs of existing and planned programs of defense in the '80s? Will human resources be available and ready to mobilize? . National security rests on answers to such questions. This book grapples with them by assessing alternative mobilization needs in light of historic experience, while taking account of hypothesized future conflicts. The important issues of military recruitment and personnel retention are examined in depth, and discussion throughout is informed by ongoing studies of the access to, and stockpiling of, vitally important energy and nonfuel materials; the assurance of adequate and secure command, control, and communication systems; and development of means for transporting the various types of military capabilities. Principal focus is on the U. S. But issues are explored in a broader global context. The Soviet mobilization base is compared with that of the U. S. , and an extended mobilization base-including allies in western Europe and the western Pacific- is considered, as are the pressing problems of lead time both for the upgrading of the base itself and for the production of new capabilities. In conclusion, a substantive agenda for U. S. Policy is given. SR1094A ; 292 pages 
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3 Schlesinger, James R. Annual Defense Department Report FY 1976 and FY 197T. Report of Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger to the Congress on the FY1976 and Transition Budgets, FY1977 Authorization Request and FY 1976-1980 Defense Programs February 5, 1975
U.S. Government Printing Office 1975 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
315 pages, charts, tables, wrappers, very good. From the introduction: "In FY 1964, before the war in Vietnam had resulted in a major impact on the U. S. Defense establishment, our military and civilian personnel totaled over 3.7 million people. For FY 1976, we plan fewer than 3.1 million people, even though the world has become only a slightly safer place in the ensuing twelve years. For the first time since 1939 (two years before Pearl Harbor) , our active fleet will consist of fewer than 500 ships. Our ships, aircraft, and ground combat vehicles are aging. Perhaps most troublesome of all, the readiness of some forces has suffered as budgetary constraints have grown more severe. There is, in short, no way that we can maintain force structure, modernization and readiness on the basis of declining budgets. Yet, if the effects of inflation and real pay increases are removed, the last four years have witnessed nothing but declining budgets. " 
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