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How much is enough? [electronic resource] : shaping the defense program, 1961-1969 / Alain C. Enthoven, K. Wayne Smith.

Author/Creator:
Enthoven, Alain C., 1930-
Publication:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (395 p.)
Edition:
New ed.
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Subjects:
United States. Dept. of Defense -- History -- 20th century.
Military planning -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Management -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Cost control -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
A work of enduring value and lasting relevance, this book is both a classic account of the application of powerful ideas to the problem of managing the Department of Defense (DoD) and a cautionary history of the controversies inspired by that successful effort. Robert S. McNamara took office in 1961 convinced that the Secretary of Defense, rather than the services, should control the evaluation of military needs and should choose among alternatives for meeting those needs. His device was a new system for allocating defense resources, the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS), whic
Contents:
Unfinished business, 1961
New concepts and new tools to shape the defense program
Why independent analysts?
NATO strategy and forces
Nuclear strategy and forces
Yardsticks of sufficiency
Three controversial program decisions
Some problems in wartime defense management
Unfinished business, 1969.
Notes:
"MG-407."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index.
Contributor:
Smith, K. Wayne.
ISBN:
1-282-45127-8
9786612451270
0-8330-4814-7
OCLC:
756484092