Military Industrial Complex: NSA 1947

31 Oct 2016

On Monday, October 31, 2016, we were joined by Mark Albertson for week three of his Military Industrial Complex lecture series.

Today’s lecture will include discussion of:

  • The reorganization of the American military establishment to accommodate Superpower-hood and Empire
  • The United States Army Air Force becomes the United States Air Force
  • Department of the Army and Department of the Navy
  • There will be a revamped Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • A National Security Council will advise the president
  • The Central Intelligence Agency
  • Consolidation of the Defense Industry
  • Korea
  • New Look Defense and Massive Retaliation
  • Flexible Response and Vietnam

About the presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.


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