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    DescriptionNew geopolitical realities -- including terrorism, pandemics, rogue nuclear states, resource conflicts, insurgencies, mass migration, economic collapse, and cyber attacks -- have created a dramatically different national-security environment for America. Twentieth-century defense strategies, technologies, and industrial practices will not meet the security requirements of a post-9/11 world. In Democracy's Arsenal, Jacques Gansler describes the transformations needed in government and industry to achieve a new, more effective system of national defense. Drawing on his decades of experience in industry, government, and academia, Gansler argues that the old model of ever-increasing defense expenditures on largely outmoded weapons systems must be replaced by a strategy that combines a healthy economy, effective international relations, and a strong (but affordable) national security posture. The defense industry must remake itself to become responsive and relevant to the needs of twenty-first-century security.

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    Democracy's Arsenal
    Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jacques S. Gansler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780262525237
    ISBN 10: 0262525232

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWK
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    DC22: 303.625
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    BISAC V2.8: POL012000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A41740000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, POL037000, HIS027080
    LC classification: JZ
    B&T Approval Code: A80010200, G45504400
    BIC subject category V2: JWJ, 3JM
    DC23: 355.6
    Thema V1.0: JWK, JWM, JWJ
    Illustrations note
    32 figures, 28 tables
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    13 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Jacques S. Gansler is the author of the influential books The Defense Industry, Affording Defense, and Defense Conversion: Transforming the Arsenal of Democracy, all published by the MIT Press. He is currently Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise in the School of Public Policy and Director of the Sloan Center Biotechnology Industry Center at the University of Maryland. He was Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics from 1997 to 2001.