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The pentagonists an insider"s view of waste, mismanagement, and fraud in defense spending by A. Ernest Fitzgerald

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English



  • United States


  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Procurement,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures

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Edition Notes

StatementA. Ernest Fitzgerald.
LC ClassificationsUC263 .F57 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination344 p. :
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2054058M
ISBN 100395362458
LC Control Number88032036

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