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Statement of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara

United States. Dept. of Defense.

Statement of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara

before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 1969-73 defense program and 1969 defense budget.

by United States. Dept. of Defense.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.,
  • United States -- Defenses.,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMcNamara, Robert S., 1916-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 220 p.
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22226039M


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