The Resource Deciding to buy : civil-military relations and major weapons programs, Quentin E. Hodgson

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

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Deciding to buy : civil-military relations and major weapons programs
Title
Deciding to buy
Title remainder
civil-military relations and major weapons programs
Statement of responsibility
Quentin E. Hodgson
Title variation
  • Deciding to buy
  • Civil-military relations and major weapons programs
Title variation remainder
civil military relations and major weapons programs
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eng
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
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Hodgson, Quentin E
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federal national government publication
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Army War College (U.S.)
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  • United States
  • Civil-military relations
  • United States
Label
Deciding to buy : civil-military relations and major weapons programs, Quentin E. Hodgson
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Publication
Note
"November 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-117)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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black and white
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The nuclear navy -- The B-1 bomber -- The Crusader artillery system -- Conclusion and observations
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690957450
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 117 pages)
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online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Deciding to buy : civil-military relations and major weapons programs, Quentin E. Hodgson
Publication
Note
"November 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-117)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The nuclear navy -- The B-1 bomber -- The Crusader artillery system -- Conclusion and observations
Control code
690957450
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 117 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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