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The Straw Giant

Hadley, Arthur

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ISBN 10: 0394551818 / ISBN 13: 9780394551814
Verlag: Random House, 1986
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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Titel: The Straw Giant

Verlag: Random House

Erscheinungsdatum: 1986

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

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Both of these books address the concern that the conventional forces of the United States cannot do what they are intended to do: win in combat; and that moreover we pay for the cost of such failure both in taxes and in a decrease in security. Senator Hart (D-Col.) and defense advisor Lind have set forth the basic elements of the problem and some solutions, including new concepts of maneuver for the Army; a change from a carrier-based to a submarine-based Navy and from inadequate planes and flight time for the Air Force; the training of officers to fight, not manage; and revision of the now corrupt and expensive process of planning and purchasing weapons. Whereas Hart and Lind are systematic in their analysis, Hadley is both more encompassing and more anecdotal. Recounting episodes drawn from his career as a military journalist, Hadley exposes a trail of egos, poor planning, tragic failures, and a cumulative policy that has led the United States military to be a "straw giant." He stresses the isolation of the military from mainstream American life, intraservice as well as interservice rivalry, flawed organization, poor readiness, and personnel mismanagement. These themes are explored throughout the book and illuminate the sometimes appalling lack of testing and readiness in weapons systems. Both books reveal that high technology and endless dollars do not necessarily mean effective combat power. Both are highly recommended. Richard B. Finnegan, Political Science Dept., Stonehill Coll., N. Easton, Mass.
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