eBook The Military-Industrial Complex and American Society, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781598841886
  • DDC: 306.2
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 425 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2010
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The Military-Industrial Complex and American Society addresses the broad subject of the political economy of defense research and its wide-reaching effects on many aspects of American life. Ranging from the massive arms buildup of the Cold War to the influx of private contractors and corporations such as Halliburton, it reveals the interconnectedness of the military, industry, and government within the history of this public/private enterprise.

The Military-Industrial Complex and American Society offers over 100 alphabetically organized entries on a wide of range of significant research bodies and government agencies, as well as important people, events, and technologies. In addition, a series of essays looks at such essential topics as propaganda, think tanks, defense budgeting, the defense industry and the economy, and the breakdown of the military-industrial complex in Vietnam. With this work, students, policymakers, and other interested readers will understand the ramifications of the relationships between industry, scientific and technological communities, the government, and society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Contributors.
Preface.
Chronology.
1: Acheson, Dean Gooderham (1893–1971).
2: Armed Services Committees, U.S. Senate/House.
3: Arms Manufacturers/ Defense Industry Contractors.
4: Arms Race.
5: Arnold, Henry Harley “Hap” (1886–1950).
6: Bell Aircraft.
7: Berlin Blockade and Airlift (1948–1949).
8: Berlin Crises (1958–1961).
9: Boeing Company.
10: Bomber Gap.
11: Bush, George Herbert Walker (1924).
12: Bush, George Walker (1946).
13: Bush, Vannevar (1890–1974).
14: Carter, James Earl, Jr. (1924).
15: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
16: Cheney, Richard B. (1941).
17: China, People's Republic of (PRC).
18: Clinton, William Jefferson (1946).
19: Cold War.
20: Counterinsurgency (COIN).
21: Cuban Missile Crisis (October 1962).
22: Defense Industry Lobbyists.
23: Defense Production Act (September 8, 1950).
24: Department of Defense (DOD).
25: Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
26: Dulles, John Foster (1888–1959).
27: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890–1969).
28: Eisenhower's Farewell Address 1961.
29: Film.
30: Flexible Response.
31: Ford, Gerald Rudolph (1913–2006).
32: Foreign Relations.
33: France.
34: General Dynamics.
35: German Democratic Republic (Gdr, East Germany) (19499911).
36: Germany, Federal Republic Of (Frg, West Germany).
37: Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
38: Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act (1986).
39: Great Society.
40: Grumman.
41: Honeywell.
42: Hughes Aircraft.
43: Iran-Contra Affair.
44: Israel.
45: Johnson, Louis Arthur (1891–1966).
46: Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908–1973).
47: Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
48: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917–1963).
49: Keynesian Economics.
50: Korean War (1950–1953).
51: Labor Movements.
52: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
53: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
54: Lockheed.
55: Los Alamos, New Mexico.
56: Manhattan Project.
57: Marshall, George Catlett (1880–1959).
58: Massive Retaliation.
59: Mcdonnell-Douglas.
60: Mcnamara, Robert Strange (1916).
61: Media.
62: Mills, C. Wright (1916–1962).
63: Missile Gap.
64: Mutual Assured Destruction.
65: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
66: National Security Council Report NSC-68.
67: National Security Resources Board (NSRB).
68: New Left.
69: New Look Defense Policy.
70: Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913–1994).
71: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
72: Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
73: Office of Defense Mobilization (ODM).
74: Office of Scientific Research and Development, (OSRD).
75: Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) (August 5, 1963).
76: Patriot Act (2001).
77: Persian Gulf War I (January 17–February 28, 1991).
78: Persian Gulf War II (March 19–May 1, 2003).
79: Rand Corporation.
80: Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911–2004).
81: Research and Development/Think Tanks/University Research.
82: Revolt of The Admirals.
83: Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA).
84: Rockwell International.
85: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882–1945).
86: Rumsfeld, Donald (1932).
87: Rusk, Dean (1909–1994).
88: Russell, Richard Brevard, Jr. (1897–1971).
89: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
90: Soviet Union (USSR).
91: Space Race.
92: Strategic Arms Limitation Talks and Treaties (SALT I AND SALT II).
93: Strategic Defense Initiative.
94: Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC).
95: Tonkin Gulf Resolution (1964).
96: Truman, Harry S. (1884–1972).
97: United Kingdom (UK).
98: United States Air Force.
99: United States Army.
100: United States Marine Corps (USMC).
101: United States National Security Act.
102: United States Navy.
103: Vietnam War (1957–1975).
104: War Industries Board (WIB).
105: War Production Board (WPB).
106: Weapons, Air.
107: Weapons, Land.
108: Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs).
109: Weapons, Nuclear.
110: Weapons, Sea.
111: Weapons, Space.
112: Weinberger, Caspar (1917–2006).
113: Wilson, Charles Erwin (1890–1961).
114: World War I.
115: World War II.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.