POL326Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: George H. W. Bush, United States Cyber Command, Counter-Insurgency

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Its basic function: threat of the use of force and in this regard, america is prepared for conventional war: war between organized and mechanized military forces, unconventional war = nuclear war. Rumsfeld said it was 3. 5b to go to iraq: among forms of military spending: nasa. It"s a society within a society in such because of american military; became disconnected after vietnam. Funding: following wwii, there"s permanent military spending through threat calculation. Issue: how can american policymakers know what soviet capacities are: the best means of getting a budget increase is to overestimate adversaries" capacities, the parties competed with each other on this, ex. Jfk ran on claim that eisenhower admin allowed for a missile gap to develop between. If elected, he"d close the gap and have more missiles than ussr. Intel agencies knew there was no missile gap and if there were, it"d favor america.

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