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The military's business : designing military power for the future

Author: Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
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If the military were a business, would you buy shares? Over recent years, Western armed forces, particularly the US, have been costing more yet achieving less. At the same time, austerity measures are reducing defence budgets. This book uses defence data to examine the workings of modern Western militaries and explore what kind of strategies can overcome this gap between input and output. Instead of focusing on  Read more...
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Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby, 1973-
Military's business : designing military power for the future.
Cambridge, [England] : Cambridge University Press, ©2015
ix, 215 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
ISBN: 9781316151013 1316151018 9781316310489 1316310485
OCLC Number: 905861626
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The modern military system; 3. The modern military system: the US case; 4. The counterinsurgency business model; 5. Converging technologies business model; 6. Designer wars.
Responsibility: Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen.

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Over recent years Western armed forces have been costing more yet achieving less. Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen draws on the ideas of business strategy to argue that Western militaries need to reform in  Read more...

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'Why are Western armed forces achieving less and costing more, asks the author. Why, we might add, if the trend continues they seem to be fated to occupy a modest evolutionary niche? Rasmussen has Read more...

 
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