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By Michael J. Hogan

In A move of Iron, one of many country's such a lot unusual diplomatic historians presents a entire account of the nationwide defense kingdom that emerged within the first decade of the chilly conflict. Michael J. Hogan lines the method of state-making because it opened up in struggles to unify the militia, harness technology to army reasons, mobilize army manpower, regulate the safety funds, and distribute the price of safety around the financial system. At stake, Hogan argues, was once a basic contest over the nation's political identification and postwar function. President Harry S. Truman and his successor have been in the midst of this contest. based on Hogan, they attempted to reconcile an older set of values with the hot ideology of nationwide safeguard and the country's democratic traditions with its international tasks. Their efforts decided the scale and form of the nationwide defense kingdom that at last emerged.

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