Weapons Without a Cause: The Politics of Weapons Acquisition in the United States

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Why are certain weapons acquired in the United States and others not? In a unique study, Theo Farrell addresses this question by examining the strategic, institutional and budgetary issues surrounding four major weapon programmes: B-2 stealth bomber, MX missile, A-12 naval bomber and DIVAD army air-defence gun. Extensive use is made of primary source materials in analysing the origins, development and outcomes of these programmes. This book presents alarming evidence to show that the US weapons acquisition ...

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Overview

Why are certain weapons acquired in the United States and others not? In a unique study, Theo Farrell addresses this question by examining the strategic, institutional and budgetary issues surrounding four major weapon programmes: B-2 stealth bomber, MX missile, A-12 naval bomber and DIVAD army air-defence gun. Extensive use is made of primary source materials in analysing the origins, development and outcomes of these programmes. This book presents alarming evidence to show that the US weapons acquisition process is ineffective and hugely inefficient.

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Examines strategic, institutional, and budgetary issues surrounding four major US weapon programs: the B-2 stealth bomber, the MX missile, the A-12 naval bomber, and the DIVAD army air-defense gun. Demonstrates that the US weapons acquisition process in largely ineffective and inefficient, with institutional and budgetary issues dominating the origins and development of weapons while strategic considerations appear irrelevant. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312161033
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.71 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 Explaining Weapons Acquisition 1
Previous Explanations 2
What Drives Weapons Acquisition 8
Methodology and Case Selection 17
2 Strategic Issues 23
A-12 Avenger 23
Sgt York DIVAD 28
US Nuclear Strategy 35
MX Peacekeeper 42
B-2 Stealth Bomber 57
3 Institutional Issues 67
The Military Services 67
The President 73
Other Policy Actors 78
Manipulating the Acquisition Process 80
A-12 Avenger 89
Sgt York DIVAD 93
MX Peacekeeper 98
B-2 Stealth Bomber 107
4 Budgetary Issues 122
The Defence Budget and Defence Expenditure 126
DoD Policy Structures 140
A-12 Avenger 149
Sgt York DIVAD 153
MX Peacekeeper 157
B-2 Stealth Bomber 162
5 Weapons Without a Cause 175
Explaining the Case Studies 176
What this Study Revels About US Weapons Acquisition 177
Policy Implications: Waste in Weapons Acquisition 179
Notes 186
Bibliography of Secondary Sources 212
Index 223
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