Accession Number:

ADA038808

Title:

In Search of the National Purpose.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

In this research memorandum, the author separates and analyzes the principal external and domestic ingredients of the US national purpose. National security is viewed as a means of giving us the opportunity to pursue our goals, rather than an end in itself. The author concludes that the concept of a national purpose is a valid one, relevant as a kind of litmus paper against which contemporary controversial issues can be tested, and necessarily involving the reconciliation of pragmatic and idealistic tensions.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE