Cover: Defense planning and organization

Defense planning and organization

Published 1959

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A 1959 discourse on the organization of the Department of Defense, covering the assignment of its role and missions and the mechanisms through which the business of defense was then conducted. The shortcomings of the Department's organization for handling problems of allocation are examined, and some proposals for reorganization are presented.

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