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DR. LAWRENCE KORB is Director of the Center for Public Policy Education, The Bookings Institution. Dr. Korb is the author of 15 books and over 100 articles on national security issues. He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1981 through 1985 and was awarded the DoD Distinguished Public Service Medal for his contributions in this position. Thereafter, Dr. Korb focused his research on issues relating to the defense budget, interservice cooperation and defense procurement. Since the end of the Cold War, Dr. Korb has been a key figure in the debate about the future of the civilian defense industrial base.
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Authored by Robert Ellsworth, Dr. David Jablonsky, Ronald Steel, Morton H. Halperin, Lawrence Korb.
U.S. national security is a subject that has been under intense scrutiny since the end of the Cold War. What constitutes such security for the United States as this country approaches the new century? Are the ends, ways, and means of our national security and national military strategies sufficient to provide for the nation's future? And above all, as this country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Security Act of 1947, are the institutions that resulted from that act still sufficient for the post-Cold War era?