The Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense has published "Strategy, Money, and the New Look, 1953-1956," Volume 3 in the comprehensive History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense series.
Written by the late Richard H. Leighton, the new volume examines Defense policy instituted by the Eisenhower administration under Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson. The book describes the reduction and realignment of the military services following the Korean War, including an emphasis on air power and nuclear weapons, in order to balance national security needs with peacetime economic objectives.
A limited number of copies of the latest DoD history book are available for journalists in the Defense Press Operations office. The point of contact is Glenn Flood, (703) 695-6294.