9780815320678

Weapons Under Fire

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815320678

  • ISBN10:

    0815320671

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-09-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
xi(2)
Preface xiii(2)
Acknowledgments xv(2)
Introduction xvii
Approaches to the Study and Explanations of Weapons Decisions xxi(4)
Organization of the Book xxv(5)
HIGHLIGHT Polaris: A Case of Rational Decision Making xxx
CHAPTER 1 Explaining the Military Procurement Process
3(22)
If Not Rational, Then What?
4(21)
CHAPTER 2 Charting Military Policy: The View from the Presidency
25(40)
Nature of the President's Powers
26(3)
Forging Linkages Between Foreign, Defense, and Military Policy: The Role of the President
29(1)
Foreign and Defense Policy in the Post-World War II Period: An Historical Overview
30(21)
Presidential Influence: A Reassessment
51(7)
HIGHLIGHTS
58(7)
Skybolt: The President Takes a Stand and Alienates Everyone
58(2)
Trident: Eight Presidencies and Still Playing the Waters
60(2)
TFX: The Defense Secretary Stands Up and Takes a Fall
62(3)
CHAPTER 3 Strategic Planning in the Pentagon: Can It Happen?
65(42)
Making Weapons Decisions: A Theoretical Perspective
66(15)
A Clash of Models: An Empirical Test
81(9)
Conclusion
90(9)
HIGHLIGHTS
99(8)
Cheyenne: When Everything Goes Wrong
99(2)
Skipper: Beating the Odds
101(2)
Bradley: The Quintesential Hybrid
103(2)
F-16: The Air Force Prevails in the End
105(2)
CHAPTER 4 Prometheus Unbound: Technology and Weapons Development
107(38)
The Role of Technology: A Theoretical Consideration
108(16)
Testing the Claims of the Technology Argument
124(8)
Conclusion
132(6)
HIGHLIGHTS
138(7)
Aegis: Too Sophisticated to Identify the Enemy?
138(2)
Thor-Jupiter: The Technical Rush to Obsolescence
140(2)
ALCM: A Weapon Looking for a Mission
142(3)
CHAPTER 5 The Role of Congress in Weapons Acquisition Decisions: Process and Policy Considerations
145(36)
Congressional Powers: Vast or Limited?
146(1)
Congressional Involvement: Potential or Actual?
147(6)
Does Activism Mean Influence?
153(2)
Assessing Congressional Involvement: Positive, Negative, or Neutral?
155(9)
Congressional Influence: A Prospective
164(3)
Conclusion
167(7)
HIGHLIGHTS
174(7)
F/A-18 (Hornet): Congress Gets Stung
174(2)
M-1: Congress Builds a Tank
176(2)
DIVAD: "Sargeant York Can't Shoot"
178(3)
CHAPTER 6 The Role of the Public
181(34)
A Public Role: The Theoretical Debate
182(7)
A Public Role--Pest or Panacea? An Empirical Test
189(12)
Conclusion
201(8)
HIGHLIGHTS
209(6)
B-1: The Bomber That Couldn't Be One
209(2)
MX: A Missile in Search of a Home
211(2)
M-16 Rifle: The Army's Attack on Democracy
213(2)
CHAPTER 7 Conclusion
215(20)
General Propositions
216(4)
Implications
220(3)
A Reform Impetus
223(3)
Reform Measures
226(6)
HIGHLIGHT
232(3)
F-22: Business as Usual
232(3)
APPENDIX A Methodology 235(6)
Dependent and Independent Variables 235(1)
Selecting the Cases 236(2)
Collecting the Bibliographic Sources 238(1)
Generating the Data 238(3)
APPENDIX B List of Questions and Coding Form 241(4)
Acronyms and Glossary 245(4)
Selected References 249(12)
Index 261

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