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Science of War

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 266 Nombre de pages
Michael E. O'Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who specializes in national security policy. His many books i... Lire la suite
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Michael E. O'Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who specializes in national security policy. His many books include "Bending History" and "The Wounded Giant".



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The U.S. military is one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. How it spends its money, chooses tactics, and allocates its resources have enormous implications for national defense and the economy. The Science of War is the only comprehensive textbook on how to analyze and understand these and other essential problems in modern defense policy. Michael O'Hanlon provides undergraduate and graduate students with an accessible yet rigorous introduction to the subject. Drawing on a broad range of sources and his own considerable expertise as a defense analyst and teacher, he describes the analytic techniques the military uses in every crucial area of military science. O'Hanlon explains how the military budget works, how the military assesses and deploys new technology, develops strategy and fights wars, handles the logistics of stationing and moving troops and equipment around the world, and models and evaluates battlefield outcomes. His modeling techniques have been tested in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the methods he used to predict higher-than-anticipated troop fatalities in Iraq--controversial predictions that have since been vindicated. The Science of War is the definitive resource on warfare in the twenty-first century. Gives the best introduction to defense analysis available Covers defense budgeting Shows how to model and predict outcomes in war Explains military logistics, including overseas basing Examines key issues in military technology, including missile defense, space warfare, and nuclear-weapons testing Based on the author's graduate-level courses at Princeton, Columbia, and Georgetown universities



Contenu

Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Chapter I: Defense Budgeting and Resource Allocation 8 Chapter II: Modeling Combat and Sizing Forces 63 Chapter III: Logistics and Overseas Bases 141 Chapter IV: Technical Issues in Defense Analysis 169 Conclusion 243 Appendix: Figures and Tables 249 Index 263

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Science of War
Sous-titre: Defense Budgeting, Military Technology, Logistics, and Combat Outcomes
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Code EAN: 9780691157993
ISBN: 0691157995
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 266
Poids: 399g
Taille: H233mm x B154mm x T22mm
Année: 2013