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Weapons without a cause : the politics of weapons acquisition in the United States

Book


Abstract


  • Why are certain weapons acquired in the United States and others not? In a unique study, Theo Farrell addresses this question by examining the strategic, institutional and budgetary issues surrounding four major weapon programmes: B-2 stealth bomber, MX missile, A-12 naval bomber and DIVAD army air-defence gun. Extensive use is made of primary source materials in analysing the origins, development and outcomes of these programmes. This book presents alarming evidence to show that the US weapons acquisition process is ineffective and hugely inefficient.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Farrell, T. 1997, Weapons without a cause : the politics of weapons acquisition in the United States, Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781349251117

Number Of Pages


  • 230

Place Of Publication


  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Why are certain weapons acquired in the United States and others not? In a unique study, Theo Farrell addresses this question by examining the strategic, institutional and budgetary issues surrounding four major weapon programmes: B-2 stealth bomber, MX missile, A-12 naval bomber and DIVAD army air-defence gun. Extensive use is made of primary source materials in analysing the origins, development and outcomes of these programmes. This book presents alarming evidence to show that the US weapons acquisition process is ineffective and hugely inefficient.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Farrell, T. 1997, Weapons without a cause : the politics of weapons acquisition in the United States, Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781349251117

Number Of Pages


  • 230

Place Of Publication


  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom