New challenges, new tools for defense decisionmaking / Stuart Johnson [and others].
- Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2003.
- Physical Description:
- 389 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Johnson, Stuart E., 1944-, Libicki, Martin C., Treverton, Gregory F., Bennett, Bruce W., 1952-, Bernstein, Nurith, Camm, Frank A., 1949-, Chu, David S. C., Davis, Paul K., 1943-, Fox, Daniel B. (Daniel Bryan), 1946-, Hosek, James R., Mussington, David, 1960-, Starr, Stuart H., Thie, Harry, and Rand Corporation
- It is still easy to underestimate how much the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War and then the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 transformed the task of American foreign and defense policymaking. In place of predictability (if a sometimes terrifying predictability), the world is now very unpredictable. In place of a single overriding threat and benchmark by which all else could be measured, a number of possible threats have arisen, not all of them states. In place of force-on-force engagements, U.S. defense planners have to assume "asymmetric" threats ways not to defeat U.S. power but to render it irrelevant. This book frames the challenges for defense policy that the transformed world engenders, and it sketches new tools for dealing with those challenges from new techniques in modeling and gaming, to planning based on capabilities rather than threats, to personnel planning and making use of "best practices" from the private sector.
- 0833032895 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Other Forms:
- Also available on the internet via WWW in PDF format.
- Funding Information:
- RAND. IND03 4000
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