Coverart for item
The Resource Setting priorities in the age of austerity : British, French, and German experiences, Michael Shurkin

Setting priorities in the age of austerity : British, French, and German experiences, Michael Shurkin

Label
Setting priorities in the age of austerity : British, French, and German experiences
Title
Setting priorities in the age of austerity
Title remainder
British, French, and German experiences
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shurkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study examines the British, French, and German armies' approaches to managing significant budget cuts while attempting to sustain their commitment to full spectrum operations. Specifically, it looks at the choices these armies are making with respect to how they spend dwindling resources: What force structure do they identify as optimal? How much readiness do they regard as necessary? Which capabilities are they abandoning? It was found that they are prioritizing capabilities and compromising readiness and sustainability while attempting to optimize their force structure and readiness system to reflect their perceived role in future conflicts, as informed by their assessment of risk and the lessons they have derived from the conflict in Afghanistan and the 2006 Lebanon War. Among other things, these militaries are moving toward a medium-weight force built around a new generation of medium-weight armored vehicles. The French army appears to be the last Western European force capable of conducting the full range of operations--including high-intensity conventional conflict--autonomously and for a sustained period of time. That may change soon, however, with the anticipated release of the 2013 Livre Blanc (White Book), which will define France's national security strategy and capabilities for the next five years
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shurkin, Michael Robert
Dewey number
355.6/22
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA649
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Germany
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Armies
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Operational readiness (Military science)
  • Military & Naval Science
  • Law, Politics & Government
  • Armies
  • Military & Naval Science
  • Law, Politics & Government
  • Armies
Label
Setting priorities in the age of austerity : British, French, and German experiences, Michael Shurkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Britain -- Scope of reductions -- Force structure and doctrine -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- France -- Scope of reductions -- Force structure and doctrine -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- Germany -- Scope of reductions -- Doctrine and force structure -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Figures -- Requirements of the British Army -- Tables -- France's future armored vehicle fleet -- Germany's future armored vehicle fleet; minimal objectives -- Comparative sizes of intervention and stabilization forces
Control code
841206097
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 45 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833080554
Lccn
2013016924
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt36pwff
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841206097
Label
Setting priorities in the age of austerity : British, French, and German experiences, Michael Shurkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Britain -- Scope of reductions -- Force structure and doctrine -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- France -- Scope of reductions -- Force structure and doctrine -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- Germany -- Scope of reductions -- Doctrine and force structure -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Figures -- Requirements of the British Army -- Tables -- France's future armored vehicle fleet -- Germany's future armored vehicle fleet; minimal objectives -- Comparative sizes of intervention and stabilization forces
Control code
841206097
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 45 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833080554
Lccn
2013016924
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt36pwff
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841206097

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...