A Search for New Allies

  • Martin Harwit


Even before the regents’ meeting on May 9, 1994, Connie Newman had come up with a new proposal to deal with the worsening situation. Before joining the Institution, she had been head of the Federal Office of Personnel Management. In that role she had frequently dealt with the major veterans’ organizations, and had established good rapport with their leadership. Given the unyielding attitudes of the AFA, she thought we might be better off seeking the support of these larger organizations. If that worked, the AFA, whose membership was only about 180,000 would have to defer to such giants as the American Legion, with its 3.1 million members.


Atomic Bomb American Legion Space Museum Worsen Situation National Executive Committee 
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