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Thinking about America's defense : an analytical memoir

Author: Glenn A Kent; David A Ochmanek; Michael Spirtas; Bruce Pirnie; Project Air Force (U.S.)
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2008.
Series: Occasional paper, 223.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lieutenant General Glenn A. Kent was a uniquely acute analyst and developer of American defense policy in the second half of the twentieth century. His 33-year career in the Air Force was followed by more than 20 years as one of the leading analysts at RAND. This volume is not a memoir in the normal sense but rather a summary of the dozens of national security issues in which Glenn was personally engaged over the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kent, Glenn A., 1915-
Thinking about America's defense.
(DLC) 2008025840
(OCoLC)232002122
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn A Kent; David A Ochmanek; Michael Spirtas; Bruce Pirnie; Project Air Force (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780833048622 0833048627 1282451057 9781282451056
OCLC Number: 276956206
Notes: "Project Air Force."
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 257 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ch. 1: The single integrated operational plan --
ch. 2: Nuclear weapons: strategy and arms control --
ch. 3: Analysis, force planning, and the paradigm for modernizing --
ch. 4: Modernizing nuclear forces --
ch. 5: Modernizing conventional forces --
ch. 6: Analytical tools --
ch. 7: Summing up: Kent's maxims --
Chronology.
Series Title: Occasional paper, 223.
Other Titles: RAND (Online publications)
Responsibility: Glenn A. Kent ; with David Ochmanek, Michael Spirtas, Bruce R. Pirnie.

Abstract:

"Lieutenant General Glenn A. Kent was a uniquely acute analyst and developer of American defense policy in the second half of the twentieth century. His 33-year career in the Air Force was followed by more than 20 years as one of the leading analysts at RAND. This volume is not a memoir in the normal sense but rather a summary of the dozens of national security issues in which Glenn was personally engaged over the course of his career. These issues included creating the single integrated operational plan (SIOP), leading DoD's official assessment of strategic defenses in the 1960s, developing and analyzing strategic nuclear arms control agreements, helping to bring new weapon systems to life, and many others. Each vignette describes the analytical frameworks and, where appropriate, the mathematical formulas and charts that Glenn developed and applied to gain insights into the issue at hand. The author also relates his roles in much of the bureaucratic pulling and hauling that occurred as issues were addressed within the government."--Publisher's website.

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