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"Examining Carter's dramatic shift from advocating defense budget cuts early in his administration to supporting development of the MX missile and modernization of NATO's Long-Range Theater Nuclear Force by the end of his presidency, the author argues, counter to common interpretations, that the shift was a "self-correcting" policy change in response to the prevailing international military environment"--Provided by publisher.
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--2004.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-332) and index.