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The United States: Anticipating and Conducting War, 1939-1942

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Publication Date: December 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Brian McAllister Linn

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: International relations (War)

Keywords: National security; military; war

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States


Recognition that the military was not the sole, or even the most important, member of the interagency process made officers who helped mobilize the nation after 1941 uniquely qualified to accept the importance of using all the instruments of power, not just the military. America's officers and political leaders would do well to study their example.