Long-term defense spending hearing before the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, February 5 and 8, 1990. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Budget.

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Other titlesLong term defense spending.
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Paginationiii, 69 p. ;
Number of Pages69
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