Thinking about America's Defense: An Analytical Memoir

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Over his 33 years in the Air Force and more than 20 years at RAND, Lt Gen Glenn A. Kent was a uniquely acute analyst and developer of American defense policy. In this volume, he offers not so much a memoir in the normal sense as a summary of the dozens of national security issues in which he was personally engaged during his long career. In the process, he describes the related analytical frameworks and illustrates the bureaucratic intricacies.

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Overview

Over his 33 years in the Air Force and more than 20 years at RAND, Lt Gen Glenn A. Kent was a uniquely acute analyst and developer of American defense policy. In this volume, he offers not so much a memoir in the normal sense as a summary of the dozens of national security issues in which he was personally engaged during his long career. In the process, he describes the related analytical frameworks and illustrates the bureaucratic intricacies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833044525
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Creating Strategic Analysis Thomas C. Schelling Schelling, Thomas C. 1

Foreword Putting Analysis to Work Harold Brown Brown, Harold 3

Ch. 1 The Single Integrated Operational Plan 21

Ch. 2 Nuclear Weapons: Strategy and Arms Control 43

Ch. 3 Analysis, Force Planning, and the Paradigm for Modernizing 93

Ch. 4 Modernizing Nuclear Forces 123

Ch. 5 Modernizing Conventional Forces 165

Ch. 6 Analytical Tools 199

Ch. 7 Summing Up: Kent's Maxims 243

Chronology 249

Awards 253

Bibliography 255

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