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

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

Label
Thinking about America's defense : an analytical memoir
Title
Thinking about America's defense
Title remainder
an analytical memoir
Statement of responsibility
Glenn A. Kent ; with David Ochmanek, Michael Spirtas, Bruce R. Pirnie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Related
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
COD
Dewey number
355/.033073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
U153
LC item number
.K466 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Occasional paper
Series volume
223
Label
Thinking about America's defense : an analytical memoir, Glenn A. Kent ; with David Ochmanek, Michael Spirtas, Bruce R. Pirnie
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
  • "Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
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
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Boxes; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Foreword -- Creating Strategic Analysis: Thomas C. Schelling; Foreword -- Putting Analysis to Work: Harold Brown; Introduction: David Ochmanek, Bruce Pirnie, and Michael Spirtas; Chapter One -- The Single Integrated Operational Plan; Chapter Two -- Nuclear Weapons: Strategy and Arms Control; Chapter Three -- Analysis, Force Planning, and the Paradigm forModernizing; Chapter Four -- Modernizing Nuclear Forces; Chapter Five -- Modernizing Conventional Forces; Chapter Six -- Analytical Tools
Control code
ocn276956206
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282451056
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgv74
  • e20156d5-aa64-4538-9f0b-8056feb54239
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27411813
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)276956206
  • acaebk0833048627
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.

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