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Trillions for Military Technology explains why the weapons purchased by the U.S. Department of Defense cost so much, why it takes decades to get them into production even as innovation in the civilian economy becomes ever more frenetic, and why some of those weapons don't work very well despite expenditures of many billions of dollars. It also explains what do about these problems. The author argues that the internal politics of the armed services make weapons acquisition almost unmanageable. Solutions require empowering civilian officials and reforms that will bring choice of weapons "into the sunshine" of public debate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403984265
ISBN-10: 1403984263
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 265
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. Alic

John Alic writes and consults on policy issues related to technology and science, teaching most recently as an adjunct at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.