U.S. defense, what can we afford? Held on June 3, 1980 and sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

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  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures,
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StatementJohn Charles Daly, moderator ; Sanford Gottlieb ... [et al.].
SeriesAEI forum ;, 42
ContributionsDaly, John Charles, 1914-, Gottlieb, Sanford., American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
LC ClassificationsUA23 .U535
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
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Open LibraryOL4122155M
ISBN 100844721875
LC Control Number80068834

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