Shaping U.S. Military Forces: Revolution or Relevance in a Post-Cold War World

Shaping U.S. Military Forces: Revolution or Relevance in a Post-Cold War World

by D. Robert Worley

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ISBN-13: 9780275990312
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2006
Series: Praeger Security International Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

D. Robert Worley is a Fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Washington Center for the Study of American Government. He previously held adjunct faculty positions at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and UCLA's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has served as a defense policy analyst at the National Security and Army Research Divisions of Rand, the Joint Advanced Warfighting Program at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities. Before beginning his professional career, he served in the United States Marine Corps with one tour in Vietnam.

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Sydney J. Freedberg

"There are books that make you feel a door has opened in your mind—that something crucial but unexamined has suddenly come into focus. This book is one of them. Military analysts talk offhandedly about the differences among Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps culture impeding interservice jointness; but in an admirable burst of impatience with sloppy language and sloppy thinking, Robert Worley has written the first cogent, comprehensive explanation of what those cultures are, why they clash, and how they evolved from the 19th century's big war War Department and small war Navy Department into the sprawling interservice system at war around the world today."

Benjamin Ginsberg

"Worley has written an important book that should be read by everyone interested in the U.S. military and its role in the modern world."

Dean K. Bowley

"This book is essential reading for anyone involved in defense research and who seeks to understand the ultimate beneficiary of their endeavours."

Douglas A. Macgregor

"Bob Worley's book is the first since Carl Builder's Masks of War to provide a candid look into the way the armed services' bureaucracies behave, helping the reader to understand why fundamental reform and change have not come to pass inside America's national military establishment."

Dr. Paul B. Davis

"Robert Worley offers a solid measure of military instruction as he delivers strategic military inspiration. His book provides an excellent sense of historically supported contemporary reality for shaping military forces."

Robert P. Haffa

"Robert Worley has done an excellent job in aggregating and integrating a large volume of material—he has brought Jointness to the study of American Defense Policy. His work will be a valuable reference for those studying U.S. force planning in my Georgetown class."

James R. Locher III

"This book will be invaluable to those who want to understand the American military. With precision and insight, Robert Worley has condensed volumes of information into one book. His presentations on defense reform and the distinct culture of each service are especially informative."

Williamson Murray

"Robert Worley has written an enormously important and useful examination of the American military and its culture and subcultures. It is an important book for experts as well as those Americans simply interested in the defense of their country."

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