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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington
KARL E, MUNDT, South Dakota SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina
CARL T, CURTIS, Nebraska HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota HOMER E. CAPEHART, Indiana ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska EDMUND S, MUSKIE, Maine
WALTER L. REYNOLDS, Chief Clerk and Staff Director
SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL POLICY MACHINERY
HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington, Chairman HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota
J. K. MANSFIELD, Staff Director
RORERT W. TUFTS, Chief Consultant
The National Security Act of 1947, which created the Department of Defense and the National Security Council and called for “the establishment of integrated policies and procedures * * * relating to the national security,” represents the last major revision of national security policymaking machinery. In essence, it codified the experience and lessons of World War II.
The years following the passage of the act have seen the cold war become the dominant fact of international life. Time-honored distinctions between foreign and domestic policy have been obliterated. The resources required for national security have multiplied. New demands are being made, not only on material, but also on our intellectual resources. Science and technology have moved to the center of the policymaking stage.
The Subcommittee on National Policy Machinery was established in July 1959 for the purpose of making the first comprehensive review of our national security policy machinery undertaken since the discussion and debate preceding the act of 1947. The subcommittee's goal is to review the effectiveness of existing policymaking organizations and methods against the background of the changed perspectives and problems of the last 12 years, and to make such recommendations for improvement of the policy process as are appropriate.
At the subcommittee's request, the Legislative Reference Service, Library of Congress, has prepared a bibliography concerned with the national security policymaking process. This bibliography was compiled and annotated by Frederick John Rosenthal, Albert Stillson, and James Threlkeld, under the supervision of Drs. Roger Hilsman and Howard Wriggins, all of the Legislative Reference Service, Library of Congress. The subcommittee is most grateful for their interest and cooperation.
Because of growing interest in the subject of national security policy, especially in its organizational aspects, the subcommittee believes that publication of this bibliography will serve a useful purpose.
M. , Chairman, Subcommittee on National Policy Machinery. December 15, 1959.
NOTE ON ANNOTATION PROCEDURE
Annotations in this bibliography have been provided for nearly all of the books cited, for most of the articles, and for a few selected United States Government publications. Where annotations were omitted for some articles, the omission was mainly justified by the self-explanatory nature of the title.
Where annotations are set off by double quotation marks, they were either entirely or in part quoted from a number of sources available to the bibliographers. Such sources include some of the biblographies cited in section IV; synopses, resumes, or subtitles of periodical articles; introductions, forewords, or publishers' summaries of books; and brief book reviews.
e. Research and development.