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Author Kent, Glenn A., 1915-

Title Thinking about America's defense : an analytical memoir / Glenn A. Kent ; with David Ochmanek, Michael Spirtas, Bruce R. Pirnie.

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 257 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Occasional paper ; 223
Occasional paper ; 223.
Note "Project Air Force."
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Lieutenant General Glenn A. Kent was a uniquely acute analyst and developer of American defense policy in the second half of the twentieth century. His 33-year career in the Air Force was followed by more than 20 years as one of the leading analysts at RAND. This volume is not a memoir in the normal sense but rather a summary of the dozens of national security issues in which Glenn was personally engaged over the course of his career. These issues included creating the single integrated operational plan (SIOP), leading DoD's official assessment of strategic defenses in the 1960s, developing and analyzing strategic nuclear arms control agreements, helping to bring new weapon systems to life, and many others. Each vignette describes the analytical frameworks and, where appropriate, the mathematical formulas and charts that Glenn developed and applied to gain insights into the issue at hand. The author also relates his roles in much of the bureaucratic pulling and hauling that occurred as issues were addressed within the government."--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
Contents Ch. 1: The single integrated operational plan -- ch. 2: Nuclear weapons: strategy and arms control -- ch. 3: Analysis, force planning, and the paradigm for modernizing -- ch. 4: Modernizing nuclear forces -- ch. 5: Modernizing conventional forces -- ch. 6: Analytical tools -- ch. 7: Summing up: Kent's maxims -- Chronology.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language English.
Subject United States. Air Force -- Officers -- Biography.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
United States. Air Force.
Military planning -- United States.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Strategic forces -- United States.
National security -- United States.
United States -- Defenses -- Decision making.
United States -- Military policy.
TECHNOLOGY -- Military Science.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- International Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- General.
Armed Forces -- Officers. (OCoLC)fst00814617
Generals. (OCoLC)fst00939841
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
Military readiness -- Decision making. (OCoLC)fst01353781
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Strategic forces. (OCoLC)fst01134356
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military Science - General.
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Ochmanek, David A.
Spirtas, Michael.
Pirnie, Bruce, 1940-
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Added Title RAND (Online publications)
Other Form: Print version: Kent, Glenn A., 1915- Thinking about America's defense. 9780833044525 (DLC) 2008025840 (OCoLC)232002122
ISBN 9780833048622 (electronic bk.)
0833048627 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051417191
AU@ 000054166535
DEBBG BV043093722
DEBBG BV043606469
DEBSZ 421916184
GBVCP 1008651990

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