Masks of War American Military Styles in Strategy and Analysis - A RAND Corporation Research Study

ISBN-10: 0801837766
ISBN-13: 9780801837760
Edition: 1989
Authors: Carl H. Builder
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Why was the Navy ready to clear the skies over the Persian Gulf, yet surprised by the mines laid under it? Why is it that the Army is always prepared for war in Europe, but was caught off guard in Korea and Vietnam? And why is the Air Force indifferent to "Star Wars"?

Foreword
Preface
Personalities
The Masks of War
Five Faces of the Service Personalities
The Service Identities and Behavior
Strategy
What Is Strategy?
Service Strategies
The Air Strategy
The Navy and Strategy
The Army and Strategy
Analysis
What Is Analysis?
Service Styles toward Analysis
Images of Conflict
Implications
The Service Concepts of War
Military Commitments to Combat
Implications for Military Planning
Implications for Regional Security
Prospects
The Army's Identity Crisis
Implications for the Future
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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