Do Fewer Resources Mean Less Influence? : A Comparative Historical Case Study of Military Influence in a Time of Austerity
As military conflicts come to an end, it is not uncommon for societies to expect a "peace dividend" and to engage in elite and popular conversations about how much defense spending is still needed. The issues are similar across countries and time periods: How can defense planners preserve capabilities, avoid the reversibility problem, and plan for the long term? How can they guide the development of technologies and doctrines in a climate of austerity? This manuscript draws lessons from previous historic situations and applies them to today.
- Paperback | 92 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.33mm | 190.51g
- 06 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations