Accession Number:

ADA556982

Title:

The Role of Congress in the Strategic Posture of the United States, 1942-1960, Manhattan Project to the New Look

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND CONCEPTS OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

This is the fourth in a series of papers to examine the role of Congress in the development of the doctrinal and material strategic posture of the United States. Previous papers examined the role of Congress in building the U.S. strategic posture during the decades of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. This paper examines the role of the 77th-86th Congresses, from 1942 to 1960, an eighteen year period that begins with the development of the first atomic weapons during the Manhattan Project and runs through the administration of President Dwight Eisenhower and the development of the New Look nuclear strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE