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The Pentagon Wars : Reformers Challenge the Old Guard.

Author: James G Burton
Publisher: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2014.
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From the late 1960s through the mid-1980s, a small band of military activists waged war against corruption in the Pentagon, challenging a system they believed squandered the public's money and trust. The book examines the movement and its proponents and describes how the system responded to the criticisms and efforts to change accepted practices and entrenched ways of thinking. The author, an air force colonel and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Burton, James G.
Pentagon Wars : Reformers Challenge the Old Guard.
New York : Naval Institute Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James G Burton
ISBN: 9781612513690 1612513697
OCLC Number: 870946659
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents: Prologue; 1. The Fighter Mafia; 2. To Be or to Do; 3. Storms Clouds of Reform; 4. Meet Me at the Flags; 5. The Wheel of Conspiracy; 6. The Dickey Bird Shuffle; 7. Hollow Victory; 8. Crossing the Rubicon; 9. Off to Alaska?; 10. More Dirty Games; 11. Going Public; 12. The Great Memo War; Case Study: The Navy Runs Aground; Epilogue; Appendix A: John Boyd's Source List; Appendix B: Recommendations for Reform; Notes; Index.

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From the late 1960s through the mid-1980s, a small band of military activists waged war against corruption in the Pentagon, challenging a system they believed squandered the public's money and trust. The book examines the movement and its proponents and describes how the system responded to the criticisms and efforts to change accepted practices and entrenched ways of thinking. The author, an air force colonel and part of the movement, worked in the pentagon for fourteen years. He presents a view of the Department of Defense that only an insider could offer. He exposes serious.

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