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From H-bomb to Star Wars the politics of strategic decision making by Jonathan B. Stein

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Published by Lexington Books, Gower [distributor] in Lexington, Mass, (Aldershot) .
Written in English


  • Technological innovations -- United States,
  • United States -- Military policy -- Decision making

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Edition Notes

Bibliography, p109-113. - Includes index.

StatementJonathan B. Stein.
LC ClassificationsUA23
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,118p. ;
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21586612M
ISBN 100669089680, 0669091766

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