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Author Kagan, Frederick W., 1970-

Title Finding the target : the transformation of American military policy / Fredrick W. Kagan
Published New York, NY : Encounter Books, 2006

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Description xix, 443 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Recovering from Vietnam -- Ch. 2. The Reagan revolution -- Ch. 3. A revolution in airpower theory -- Ch. 4. The new world order and the revolution in military affairs -- Ch. 5. Peace, war, and in-between -- Ch. 6. Transformation in a strategic pause -- Ch. 7. Reinventing transformation : network-centric warfare -- Ch. 8. A revolutionary war -- Ch. 9. Iraq and the future of transformation -- Ch. 10. The way forward
Summary "Frederick W. Kagan, a leading military analyst, traces the history of U.S. national security strategy and the intellectual background of current debates about military transformation. Finding the Target takes readers into the heart of covert Pentagon disputes over the future of the American military, and shows that the ongoing problems in Iraq and Afghanistan flow from basic flaws in the vision of warfare that animates military and national security strategy today. Kagan makes the case that over-reliance on high-tech solutions ignores the basic purpose of war: the use of force to achieve political objectives. The course of U.S. military development, he argues, must change so as to incorporate political objectives directly into planning at all levels. If it does not, the American armed forces may well succeed in transforming themselves into a military that is incapable of achieving victory in the conflicts of tomorrow."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-433) and index
Subject Military art and science -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Military art and science -- United States -- History -- 21st century
United States -- Armed Forces -- Reorganization.
United States -- Military policy.
LC no. 2006012792
ISBN 1594031509 alkaline paper