Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration 2001 - 2005
By (author) Michael E. O'Hanlon
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Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration 2001 - 2005 by Michael E. O'Hanlon
Book DescriptionThis latest study in the Brookings series on U.S. defense strategy and the defense budget reviews current American military capabilities and offers suggestions for the new administration and Congress. Michael O'Hanlon makes sense of the hot political topic of military readiness, questions the continued relevance of the current two-war framework for structuring most conventional combat forces, and challenges the wisdom of current plans for the procurement of advanced jet fighters, helicopters, and submarines. The book also focuses on missile defense, other means of homeland defense, the so-called revolution in military affairs, and possible conflicts between Taiwan and China that could involve U.S. forces. Throughout, the author looks for ways to close the gap between the cost of projected U.S. defense forces and the budget actually available to the Pentagon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815700791
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael E. O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the Sydney Stein Jr. Chair. His recent books include The Future of Arms Control (Brookings, 2005; with Michael A. Levi), Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary (Brookings, 2004), and Crisis on the Korean Peninsula (McGraw Hill, 2003; with Mike Mochizuki).
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