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Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy
     

Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy

by Frederick Kagan
 

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In Finding the Target, Frederick Kagan describes the three basic transformations within the U.S. military since Vietnam. First was the move to an all-volunteer force and a new generation of weapons systems in the 1970s. Second was the emergence of stealth technology and precision-guided munitions in the 1980s. Third was the information technology that followed the

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In Finding the Target, Frederick Kagan describes the three basic transformations within the U.S. military since Vietnam. First was the move to an all-volunteer force and a new generation of weapons systems in the 1970s. Second was the emergence of stealth technology and precision-guided munitions in the 1980s. Third was the information technology that followed the fall of the Soviet Union and the first Golf War. This last could have insured the U.S. continuing military preeminence, but this goal was compromised by Clinton's drawing down of our armed forces in the 1990s and Bush's response to 9/11 and the global war on terror.

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ISBN-13:
9781594032042
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
10/25/2007
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,387,581
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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