Status of the National Military Establishment as of December 1, 1948
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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • National Military Establishment (U.S.) -- Personnel management.,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Facilities.

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Committee Serial No. 2.

Edition Notes

StatementUnited States House Committee on Armed Services, Eighty-First Congress, first session.
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
The Physical Object
Pagination15-57 p.
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22306249M

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