Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration, 2001-2005 / Edition 1

Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration, 2001-2005 / Edition 1

by Michael E. O'Hanlon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815700792

ISBN-13: 9780815700791

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

This latest study in the Brookings series on U.S. defense strategy and the defense budget reviews current American military capabilities and offers suggestions for the new administration and Congress. Michael O'Hanlon makes sense of the hot political topic of military readiness, questions the continued relevance of the current two-war framework for structuring most

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This latest study in the Brookings series on U.S. defense strategy and the defense budget reviews current American military capabilities and offers suggestions for the new administration and Congress. Michael O'Hanlon makes sense of the hot political topic of military readiness, questions the continued relevance of the current two-war framework for structuring most conventional combat forces, and challenges the wisdom of current plans for the procurement of advanced jet fighters, helicopters, and submarines. The book also focuses on missile defense, other means of homeland defense, the so-called revolution in military affairs, and possible conflicts between Taiwan and China that could involve U.S. forces. Throughout, the author looks for ways to close the gap between the cost of projected U.S. defense forces and the budget actually available to the Pentagon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815700791
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Military Readiness and Overseas Commitments22
Ch. 3Modifying the Two-War Framework59
Ch. 4Modernizing the U.S. Military82
Ch. 5Homeland Defense115
Ch. 6Building a Limited National Missile Defense and Cutting Nuclear Forces143
Ch. 7Helping Taiwan Defeat a Chinese Blockade177
Ch. 8Summary and Conclusion227
Index235

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