Education: School for Grand Strategy

In the study room assigned to him at the National War College, an Air Force colonel stared glumly one day last August at the pile of books he had drawn out of the college library only a few hours after reporting for duty. The books were on history, sociology and economics—quite a shock for an officer who, a few days before, had been leading jet bombers across the Atlantic at 40,000 ft. as commander of a SAC B-47 squadron. "Has the Pentagon gone off its rocker?'' the colonel asked a classmate. "What the hell are we supposed to...

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