Thinking About America's Defense: An Analytical Memoir by Glenn A. Kent, David Ochmanek, Michael Spirtas, Bruce R.

By Glenn A. Kent, David Ochmanek, Michael Spirtas, Bruce R. Pirnie

Lieutenant basic Glenn A. Kent used to be a uniquely acute analyst and developer of yank protection coverage within the moment 1/2 the 20th century. His 33-year occupation within the Air strength was once by means of greater than twenty years as one of many prime analysts at RAND. This quantity isn't really a memoir within the basic feel yet really a precis of the handfuls of nationwide defense matters during which Glenn was once in my opinion engaged over the process his profession. those concerns integrated growing the only built-in operational plan (SIOP), best DoD's reputable evaluate of strategic defenses within the Nineteen Sixties, constructing and interpreting strategic nuclear fingers keep an eye on agreements, supporting to deliver new weapon structures to existence, and so on. every one vignette describes the analytical frameworks and, the place acceptable, the mathematical formulation and charts that Glenn constructed and utilized to achieve insights into the difficulty handy. the writer additionally relates his roles in a lot of the bureaucratic pulling and hauling that happened as matters have been addressed in the executive.

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