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An Intricate Military Web

  • Martin Harwit

Abstract

When they had first met with us at the museum, I had assumed that the congressionally mandated 50th Anniversary of World War II Commemoration Committee would be largely autonomous. Later, I was somewhat surprised to learn that they were headquartered at the Pentagon. At the time, I thought this largely a cost-saving measure, to run the program with a minimum of overhead in manpower and office expenses. As we got to know the committee better, however, their apparent independence turned out to be an illusion.

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Military Service Atomic Bomb Service Historian Japanese City Radio Talk 
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Notes

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