Armor At War Series - Panzers In The East Vol 1

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Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; W. Stuart Symington, secretary of the air force; and General J. Lawton Collins, the army chief of staff. General Bradley's testimony was especially effective, convincing many that the issue at stake was not the merits of the supercarrier relative to those of the B-36. Rather, Bradley hinted that the issue was the navy's refusal to cooperate more closely with the other services in order to avoid redundancy, reduce waste, and increase efficiency. " He urged the navy to be more amenable to cooperation with the other services.

The leaders of one of the military branches have often formed a coalition with members of Congress in whose districts the service has important installations in order to advance legislation or budgetary allocations favored by that particular service. The admirals' pleading in 1949 was more public; they COLD WAR, FIRST SERIES openly questioned the wisdom of their civilian superior's decision. The hearings did have beneficial effects. They showed the public the degree of animosity and mistrust that existed among the services, leading to greater interest in Congress in correcting the situation.

Nixon had described as one of the "twin pillars of stability" in the Middle East only a few years before, was a terrible prospect. Although one aspect of detente was its emphasis on retracting overseas American military commitments, the mismanagement of that process in Iran had created a dangerous situation. While the Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini was no friend of communism, from the outset it was no secret that he despised the United States and would distance his country from Washington in the future.

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