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The Politics of Defense Contracting


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Many people suspect that politics drives American defence spending. They feel that Congressional decisions about which weapons systems should be supported and Pentagon decisions about which companies should build them are made on political considerations of local economic impact, and that Congress looks to the defence budget as a huge pork barrel project. In this book Kenneth R. Mayer draws on previously unavailable data on recent defence subcontract distributions down to individual congressional districts to test the link ...

The Politics of Defense Contracting 1991, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300045246