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Finding the target : the transformation of American military policy

Author: Frederick W Kagan
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Frederick W. Kagan, a leading military analyst, traces the history of U.S. national security strategy and the intellectual background of current debates about military transformation. Finding the Target takes readers into the heart of covert Pentagon disputes over the future of the American military, and shows that the ongoing problems in Iraq and Afghanistan flow from basic flaws in the vision of warfare that
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kagan, Frederick W., 1970-
Finding the target.
New York : Encounter Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607730687
Online version:
Kagan, Frederick W., 1970-
Finding the target.
New York : Encounter Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607759341
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick W Kagan
ISBN: 1594031509 9781594031502
OCLC Number: 67375072
Description: xix, 443 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Recovering from Vietnam --
The Reagan revolution --
A revolution in airpower theory --
The new world order and the revolution in military affairs --
Peace, war, and in-between --
Transformation in a strategic pause --
Reinventing transformation : network-centric warfare --
A revolutionary war --
Iraq and the future of transformation --
The way forward.
Responsibility: Frederick W. Kagan.

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Describes the three basic transformations within the US military since Vietnam. This book covers the move to an all-volunteer force and a new generation of weapons systems in the 1970s; the emergence  Read more...

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