Chapters on the various aspects of military force, weapons, land based, aviation, and nuclear, followed by chapters on democracy, education, planning, threats, and totalitarianism. Here's the opening sentences from the chapter "Planning".
"A great deal is heard about planning these days and the word has been abused. At times it does not mean planning at all, but the detailed execution of plans by a horde of bureaucrats who, so those to whom the word is anathema tell us, would dictate how many chickens we could have in the back yard and ultimately what to read and how to part our hair."You can perhaps see why I was interested in this book. One more quote, from the conclusion.
If we lose our liberties, it will be because we abandon them --Vannevar Bush (Modern Arms and Free Men, 1949)