The TFX decision : political dilution of military effectiveness

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dc.contributor.advisor Mast, Myron D. en_US Novak, Ralph Bernard en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:07Z 2011-06-03T19:31:07Z 1973 en_US 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1973 .N68 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the political and economic factors that were present when the TFX aircraft contract was awarded. The primary sources used in the study area The official transcript of the Senate investigation of the TFX and the financial reports of the two main competitors, Boeing and General Dynamics.The thesis traces the Air Force's and Navy's roles in picking a contractor and the reasons given by the Secretary of Defense for going against the service's advice. The paper explores these reasons and attempts to show their inadequacy. The thesis then shows that economic considerations played a large role in the decision and that Congress was powerless to stop the administration without ending the whole project. Some suggestions for changing Congressional control over large military contracts to more effectively monitor spending are made at the conclusion of the paper.
dc.format.extent iii, 85 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Defense contracts -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Airplanes, Military. en_US
dc.title The TFX decision : political dilution of military effectiveness en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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