List of Abbreviations ..vii Introduction ..ix THE BEGINNING OF REARMAMENT The Himmerod Memorandum and the Beginning of West German Security Policy // Thomas Vogel .. 3 Adenauer, Amt Blank, and the Founding of the Bundeswehr 1950-1956 // James S. Corum ..29 THE DEBATE WITHIN GERMAN SOCIETY A Reasonable "Yes": The Social Democrats and West German Rearmament, 1945-1956 // Adam Seipp ..55 THE ALLIED POWERS AND THE CREATION OF A NEW GERMAN ARMED FORCERS The European Defense Community // Jonathan M. House ..73 American Assistance to the New German Army and Luftwaffe // James S. Corum ..93 Establishing the Bundesmarine: The Convergence of Central Planning and Pre-existing Maritime Organizations, 1950-1956 // Douglas Carl Peifer ..117 THE ECONOMICS OF GERMAN REARMAMENT German Industry, the Cold War, and the Bundeswehr // Oliver Haller .. 145 Reasons of State: A Military and Foreign Trade Necessity. The International Mix of Armaments in the Build-up Phase of the Bundeswehr 1953-1958 // Dieter H. Kollmer .. 177 DEBATES WITHIN THE BUNDESWEHR ABOUT ORGANIZATION AND DOCTRINE The Battle Over "Innere Fuehrung" // Klaus Naumann .. 205 The Service Staff s' Struggle over Structure. The Bundeswehr's Internal Debates on Adopting NATO Doctrine 1950-1963 // Martin Rink .. 221 THE OTHER GERMANY. CREATING THE DDR'S ARMED FORCES Failure to Command: Th e Political Underpinnings of the Failure of the Nationale Volksarmee as a Social Institution // Dan Jordan .. 255 Rearming Germany: An Essay on Books and Sources ..273 Index ..281
James S. Corum, PhD (1991) in History, Queen's University, Canada, is Dean of the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia. He has published extensively in German military history and his most recent book is Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen, Master of the German Air War (University Press of Kansas, 2008).