David M. Shoup

  • The New American Militarism

    Its roots are in the experience of World War II. The burgeoning military establishment and associated industries fuel it. Anti-Communism provides the climate which nurtures it. “It" is a “new American militarism.”General Shoup. a hero of the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, who rose to become Commandant of the United States Marine Corps for four years until his retirement in December, 1963, doesn’t like it. He has written this essay in collaboration with another retired Marine officer, Colonel James A. Donovan.