Such a review of DOD spending from FY 1970 to FY 1976 would indicate that detente, while it has had little effect on the absolute levels of spending, has had some impact on the distribution of funds away from strategic programs and toward the Navy's multipurpose forces.
Korb, Lawrence J.
"The Defense Budget and Détente: Present Status, Assumptions, and Future Possibilities,"
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