The Resource Foregone conclusions : U.S. weapons acquisitions in the post-cold war transition, James H. Lebovic

Foregone conclusions : U.S. weapons acquisitions in the post-cold war transition, James H. Lebovic

Label
Foregone conclusions : U.S. weapons acquisitions in the post-cold war transition
Title
Foregone conclusions
Title remainder
U.S. weapons acquisitions in the post-cold war transition
Statement of responsibility
James H. Lebovic
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the end of the Cold War and the erosion of the Soviet threat, the United States is reevaluating its defense policy and its acquisition of weapons. James Lebovic shows that, although current military missions are adapted to post-Cold War realities, the self-defeating bias of bureaucrats and military services toward Cold War weaponry is still prevalent. He examines the impact of this bias on the armed services as they assess threat, generate requirements, develop and change weapon concepts, set production rates, and engage in testing. The author asserts that bias compromises service interests and broader military objectives, and he offers general policy recommendations to put U.S. weapons acquisition on a more effective track
Dewey number
355.8/0973/09049
Index
index present
LC call number
UC263
LC item number
.L42 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Foregone conclusions : U.S. weapons acquisitions in the post-cold war transition, James H. Lebovic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-187) and index
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  • glg
Contents
1. U.S. Weapons Acquisition in the Post-Cold War Transition -- 2. Perspectives on Acquisition Deficiencies -- 3. Threat Assessment: How the Services Define Objectives -- 4. Weapon Requirements: Whether the Services Fully Consider Objectives -- 5. Organizational Learning: How the Services Change Objectives -- 6. Trade-offs, Timing, and Testing: Weapon Performance in Development and Production -- 7. Contractors, Civilians, and Congress: The Acquisition Context -- 8. Foregoing Premature Conclusions: Opening the Acquisition Process
Control code
000012279846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 197 p.
Isbn
9780813389851
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
96016624
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.b17727984
System control number
  • C01108436418
  • (OCoLC)34515364

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