Weapons Under Fire

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Looks at this country's complicated weapons procurement process, delving into how decisions are made and the professed and real reasons behind them. Examines how unwanted weapons systems come into existence, why the government's watchdog agencies have little impact on preventing waste by the military, and causes of cost overruns and performance problems. Includes detailed case studies of specific weapons such as Polaris, Trident, and the F-16. Of interest to policy makers, reformers, and journalists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815320678
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: Social-Psychology Reference Series
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Explaining the Military Procurement Process 3
Ch. 2 Charting Military Policy: The View from the Presidency 25
Ch. 3 Strategic Planning in the Pentagon: Can It Happen? 65
Ch. 4 Prometheus Unbound: Technology and Weapons Development 107
Ch. 5 The Role of Congress in Weapons Acquisition Decisions: Process and Policy Considerations 145
Ch. 6 The Role of the Public 181
Ch. 7 Conclusion 215
App. A: Methodology 235
App. B: List of Questions and Coding Form 241
Acronyms and Glossary 245
Selected References 249
Index 261
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