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Author Hodgson, Quentin E., author.

Title Deciding to buy : civil-military relations and major weapons programs / Quentin E. Hodgson.

Publication Info. Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010.

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 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 101.146/3:C 49    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ix, 117 pages).
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Series Letort papers
Letort papers.
Note "November 2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-117).
Summary "The development and procurement of major weapons programs in the United States is a complex and often drawn-out process complicated by political considerations and often sharp disagreements over requirements and the merits of systems. Secretaries of Defense since Robert McNamara have sought to impose discipline on the process, with varying degrees of success. Conflicts between a military service and the civilian leadership are inevitable. A Service wants to develop the most advanced system to address its perceived need, whereas the Secretary of Defense must balance competing requirements across the Department of Defense. The military and the civilian leadership may also have different strategic perspectives that feed this conflict. Through the detailed analysis of three case studies--the Nuclear Surface Navy in the 1960s, the B-1 Bomber in the 1970s, and the Crusader artillery system in the 2000s--the author explores some of the common themes and sources of friction that arise in civil-military relations concerning major weapons programs. He concludes with some thoughts on how the Secretary of Defense can anticipate and reduce these sources of friction, while retaining an environment that supports healthy debate."--Page ix.
Contents Introduction -- The nuclear navy -- The B-1 bomber -- The Crusader artillery system -- Conclusion and observations.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. 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. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Note Description based on PDF version; title from title screen (viewed Dec. 9, 2010).
Subject United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Civil-military relations -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems -- Procurement -- Case studies.
arms procurement -- civil-military relations.
USA -- arms procurement.
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, issuing body.
Added Title Civil-military relations and major weapons programs
Other Form: Print version: Hodgson, Quentin E. Deciding to buy (OCoLC)685111744
ISBN 1584874678
9781584874676
Standard No. NLGGC 335889220
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-18 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146/3:C 49

 
    
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