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History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, V. 3

Strategy, Money, and the New Look, 1953-1956 (History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense)

by Leighton, Richard M.

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Published by Office of the Secretary, Historical Offi .
Written in English


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Number of Pages808
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ISBN 100160509483
ISBN 109780160509483

Data for the update to "Foreign Travels of the Secretaries of Defense" were drawn from unclassified sources, primarily public statements and readouts published by the OSD Public Affairs office on The update has been cleared for public release by the Defense Office of Pre-Publication Security Review (DOPSR), and is purely historical in nature. as a historian in the Office of the Chief of Military History; in he returned as a civilian historian. Before embarking upon this book, he compiled the annual reports of the Secretary of the Army and the annual Department of the Army Historical Summary. He served as the staff specialist on the frontier army and wrote the Indian.

(Record Group ) (bulk ) Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents Administrative History General Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Records of the Administrative Services Division Records of the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy) Records of the Special Assistant to the. Defense (DoD) totals $ billion, which includes $ billion in new budget authority for FY offset by the cancellation of $ billion of prior year funding. The $ billion for the base budget, includes $ billion for Procurement funded and.

Skip to main content. Browse All Topics. 50% OFF GPOverstock SALE.   The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide, through its military strength, a solid foundation for the national policy of the United forerunner of the Department of Defense, the National Military Establishment, was created by the National Security Act of and evolved from the experiences of World War combat and service components of the Departments of the.


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