The United States: Anticipating and Conducting War, 1939-1942
Publication Date: December 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Brian McAllister Linn
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: National security; military; war
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.