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- DescriptionThis book explains how the US military reacted to the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), and failed to invate its organization or doctrine to match the techlogical breakthroughs it brought about. Many called for the transformation of the US military in the years after the end of the Cold War, seeking the changes in organization and doctrine that would complete the RMA invation and a commitment to counter-insurgency, peace keeping and nation building missions. This volume describes the origins, uses, and limits of the RMA techlogies, examines how each of the five US armed services (categorising the Special Operations as a separate service) made their adjustments both to the techlogies and the use of force, and how the role of the civilian officials and the defense industry altered in this process of change and avoidance of change. The book examines the internal politics of the services as well as civil/military relations to identify the external pressures on the services for significant change in their doctrine and weapons. Many have ted the failure of the services to invate in what can be called the 'Second Inter-war Period' (the years after the Cold War). This book offers explanations for this failure and arguments about the possible range and desirability of military invation in the post-Cold war era. This book will be of great interest to students of strategic studies, US defence politics, military studies, and US politics. Harvey M. Sapolsky is Professor of Public Policy and Organization in the Department of Political Science at MIT and former Director of the Security Studies Program. Benjamin H. Friedman is a Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies at the Cato Institute and a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at MIT. Brendan Green is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at MIT and an affiliate of the Security Studies Program.
- Author BiographyHarvey M. Sapolsky is Professor of Public Policy and Organization in the Department of Political Science at MIT and former Director of the Security Studies Program. Benjamin H. Friedman is a Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies at the Cato Institute and a PhD Candidate in Political Science at MIT. Brendan Rittenhouse Green is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at MIT and an affiliate of the Security Studies Program.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication23/04/2009
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleStrategy and History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight498 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byBenjamin M. Friedman,Brendan Green,Harvey Sapolsky
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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