By Noam Chomsky
Publish yr note: First released in 1999
This vintage textual content offers a scathing opinions of U.S. political tradition via billion research of the Iran-Contra scandal. Chomsky irrefutably exhibits how the unites States has antagonistic human rights and democratization to enhance it fiscal pursuits.
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For over thirty years from its creation, the office’s influence on university campuses and in setting the national research agenda waned as agencies such as NSF, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, and NASA grew in stature and reach. Nevertheless, many of the projects that ONR backed throughout the Cold War proved of fundamental importance. All told, it has backed the work of fifty-seven Nobel laureates—and in some cases provided support for the investigations that won science’s top honor.
The Vinson Bill, named for longtime congressman Carl Vinson, who served a record twenty-nine years as chairman of the House Naval Affairs and Armed Services committees, passed with flying colors and became Public Law 588. On August 3, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the legislation that created the Office of Naval Research. The language of the bill was almost verbatim to the 1945 Bird Dogs’ draft. ” ● ONR was born in building T-8, a gray warren of officialdom on Constitution Avenue in Washington that had served as a “temporary” wartime office space but lingered on after the conflict.
However, when the Korean War broke out in June 1950, the voices for change subsided and the Navy shifted its attention to the conflict in Asia. 1953 New Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson, former chairman of General Motors, sarcastically slammed unfettered support for basic research. ” Wilson imposed broad cuts for the fiscal year 1954 budget on Navy R&D as a whole, in the end reducing allocations 16 percent. ONR’s contract research program, however, declined 25 percent on top of some previous cuts.