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Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1982. First Edition. First Printing. 190, footnotes, tables, index, usual library markings, residue of DJ having been pasted to the boards, edges blacked Studies in Defense Policy. For much of the nation's history, the participation of blacks in the armed forces was approximately in line with their proportion in the total population. This changed during the 1970s. By 1980 one of every three Army GIs and one of every five marines were black. Many Americans look with approval on the growth of black participation in military service, since it often affords young blacks educational, social, and financial opportunities that constitute a bridge to a better life not otherwise available to them. But for other Americans, the opportunities are outweighed by the disproportionate imposition of the burden of defense on a segment of the population. A socially unrepresentativ e force, it is argued, may lack the cohesion considered vital to combat effectiveness. Others fear that such a force would be unreliable if it were deployed in situations that would test the alliance of its minority members. The authors of this book examine evidence on both sides of the issue.
Washington DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ,215,  pages. Notes. Index. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads "To Allison, To an old friend and colleague. Thanks for your faith in my book. Best--Tony, 18 Feb 2009." Includes chapters on The Case for a New American Nationalism; Bring Back the Draft; America Held Hostage; Making America Energy Independent; In Praise of Censorship; A Law Code for Wartime; Putting America's Interests First; Broadcasting Liberty; Back to Basics: Reading, Writing, and ROTC; and Conclusion: The Road Ahead. Anthony David "Tony" Blankley (January 21, 1948 – January 7, 2012) was an American political analyst who gained fame as the press secretary for Newt Gingrich, the first Republican Speaker of the House in forty years, and as a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group. He later became an Executive Vice President with Edelman public relations in Washington, D.C. He was a Visiting Senior Fellow in National-Security Communications at the Heritage Foundation, a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated public radio program Left, Right & Center, the author of The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations? and American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century. He served as the editorial page editor for The Washington Times from 2002-2009. Prior to his career on Capitol Hill, Blankley served President Ronald Reagan as a policy analyst and speechwriter and was a staff writer for Congresswoman Bobbi Fiedler.