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New Weapons, Old Politics: America's Military Procurement Muddle

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New Weapons, Old Politics: America's Military Procurement Muddle - McNaugher, Thomas L
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Americans spend more than $100 billion a year to buy weapons, but no one likes the process that brings these weapons into existence. The problem, McNaugher shows, is that the technical needs of engineers and military planners clash sharply with the political demands of Congress. McNaugher examines weapons procurement since World War II and shows how repeated efforts to improve weapons acquisition have instead increased the harmful intrusion of political pressures into that technical development and procurement process. ...

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New Weapons, Old Politics: America's Military Procurement Muddle 1989, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780815756255

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