Essay: UPDATING THE WORLD S BIGGEST MILITARY MACHINE

Changes in the Theory & Technology of U.S. Might

POWER and its uses demand constant reexamination. As possessor of the world's most powerful military machine, the U.S. has more reason than usual right now to review its military posture.

In Europe, Charles de Gaulle is doing his best to torpedo NATO, the basic framework of the American military position on the Continent. One reason he can afford to do so, of course, is that the threat of Russian aggression has subsided, largely because the U.S. presence has made Europe too risky and unrewarding a field for Russian adventure. As Defense Secretary Robert McNamara...

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