Foregone Conclusions: U.s. Weapons Acquisition In The Post-cold War Transition, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Foregone Conclusions

U.s. Weapons Acquisition In The Post-cold War Transition, 1st Edition

By James H. Lebovic

Routledge

198 pages

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Description

In this book, the author shows that, although current military missions are adapted to post-Cold War realities, the self-defeating bias of bureaucrats and military services toward Cold War weaponry is still prevalent. He examines the impact of this bias on the armed services. .

Table of Contents

1. U.S. Weapons Acquisition in the Post-Cold War Transition 2. Perspectives on Acquisition Deficiencies 3. Threat Assessment: How the Services Define Objectives 4. Weapon Requirements: Whether the Services Fully Consider Objectives 5. Organizational Learning: How the Services Change Objectives 6. Trade-offs, Timing, and Testing: Weapon Performance in Development and Production 7. Contractors, Civilians, and Congress: The Acquisition Context 8. Foregoing Premature Conclusions: Opening the Acquisition Process

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General