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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Stephen L. McFarland pdf (81,711 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Stephen L. McFarland
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (81,711 Bytes)
Date:
1991-09-27 (September 27, 1991)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
McFarland, Stephen L.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Box Number: 115
Folder Number: 19
Unique Identifier:
BBGLQF
Accession Number:
110
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Public Service
SubSeries: Biological & Chemical Warfare Prevention
SubSubSeries: Committee on International Security & Arms Control (CISAC)
SubSubSubSeries: Working Group (Biological Warfare)
SubSubSubSubSeries: Correspondence
Folder: 1991-1992
Transcript:
Prof. Stephen L. McFarland
Auburn.
[stamped, SEP 27 1991]
BW history
Thank you very much for your pithy letter and enclosed paper!
Hinsley (I-III) may have had a sequel by Michael Howard. I'm looking for it.
I've talked to Pourcll [?] . . . but I agree.
If you want to get back to US/BW a good contact might be Lennette. But he's getting on!
Re air power, have you interviewed Rostow? Solly Zuckerman?
Do you know a book by Bialer (Uri) Fear of the Bomber?
Yours,
Joshua Lederberg
[asterisk and line to, 9/30/91 MJ]
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
P.S. I have ordered your book on 1942-44.
Did I see something on the Norden bomb sight in Technology and Culture? (Was that yours, perhaps?)
Re killing machines not people: that is embodied in "Competitive Strategy" (see Bill Perry in Foreign Affairs) and is USAF doctrine. But less US Army see Weigley on American Way of War.
And Eisenhower's land war strategy was certainly one of face on face attention . . . and "killing Germans" was crossover rhetoric.
I think the issue is (1) rationalizing air attacks on noncombatants, and (2) esp. in cold war exploiting tech. advantage to conserve US lives.
J
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