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10%OFFThomas Bruneau - Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security - 9780804775496 - V9780804775496
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Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security

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Description for Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security Paperback. The book analyzes U.S. national security and defense policy utilizing a new approach to civil-military relations, and includes both the uniformed military and the private security contractors. Num Pages: 288 pages, black & white line drawings, black & white tables, figures. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JWJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 407. Weight in Grams: 405.

This book develops a new approach to the analysis of civil-military relations by focusing on the effectiveness of the armed forces in fulfilling roles & missions, and on their efficiency in terms of cost. The approach is applied to the United States using official documents and interviews with policy-makers. In addition to analyzing the impact of defense reform initiatives over the past thirty years, the book includes the recent phenomenon of "contracting-out" security that has resulted in greater numbers of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan than uniformed military personnel.

While the book demonstrates that democratic civilian control of the ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
Stanford University Press United States
Number of pages
288
Condition
New
Number of Pages
286
Place of Publication
Palo Alto, United States
ISBN
9780804775496
SKU
V9780804775496
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Ref
99-50

About Thomas Bruneau
Thomas C. Bruneau is Distinguished Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he was chairman of the department from1989 to 1995. He is co-editor of Who Guards the Guardians and How: Democratic Civil-Military Relations.

Reviews for Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security
"[B]runeau (Naval Postgraduate School) highlights the difficulty in providing effective management and anything but light or even marginal oversight. This relatively short work does a skillful job of looking at this phenomenon through the lens of the existing literature on civil-military relations, as well as the author's own investigations, concluding that a variety of forces and processes have led to ... Read more

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