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  • The Process and Politics of Defense Acquisitionby David S. Sorenson

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    The United States government invests billions each year on equipping armed forces with the most advanced military equipment. The root of the American defense acquisition system is driven by a combination of national interests and domestic political requirements. While fundamentally the defense acquisition system has produced results for the United... more...

  • Corsets To Camouflageby Kate Adie; (In Assoc. With Imperial; The Imperial War Museum

    Hodder & Stoughton 2004; US$ 13.99

    Uniform is universally seen as both a stamp of authority and of official acceptance. But the sight of a woman in military uniform still provokes controversy. Although more women are now taking prominent roles in combat, the status implied by uniform is often regarded as contrary to the general perception of womanhood. In association with... more...

  • Buying Military Transformationby Peter Dombrowski; Eugene Gholz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In Buying Military Transformation, Peter Dombrowski and Eugene Gholz analyze the United States military's ongoing effort to capitalize on information technology. New ideas about military doctrine derived from comparisons to Internet Age business practices can be implemented only if the military buys technologically innovative weapons systems. Buying... more...

  • Across the Sea to Warby Peter Plowman

    Rosenberg Publishing 2003; US$ 15.99

    This book is an in-depth coverage of the troops convoys sent by ANZ to overseas conflicts. In WWII these convoys included such great liners as Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Aquitania and Mauretania. They also included humble Tasmanian ferries. more...

  • Sustaining the Military Enterpriseby Dennis F.X. Mathaisel

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 109.95

    The U.S. government mandates that all Department of Defense logistic-wide initiatives adopt commercially proven practices and strategies to undergo maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) transformations.  Reasons for the drastic order include aging weapons systems, an aging workforce, limited financial resources, and new technologies, just to name... more...

  • Defence Procurement and Industry Policyby Stefan Markowski; Peter Hall; Robert Wylie

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Arms purchases are among the most expensive, technologically challenging and politically controversial decisions made by modern-day governments. Superpower spending on weapons systems is widely analysed and discussed. But defence procurement in smaller industrial countries involves different issues which receive less attention. This volume presents... more...

  • United States Army Logistics: From the American Revolution to 9/11by Steve Waddell

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    You can train men to fight. You can plan for the invasion. But you can't have success on the battlefield if you cannot move the men and material into position. Success is not possible without logistical support and capabilities. The U.S. Army's logistics system began with practically nothing and through numerous conflicts and periods of peace has... more...

  • Powerlift--Getting to Desert Storm: Strategic Transportation and Strategy in the New World Orderby Doug Menarchik

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 84.00

    Logistics, the movement of forces to battlefields, their supply, and on-going support, is critical to military success. Although this principle is theoretically accepted, the importance of being well-prepared to rapidly transport troops and supplies to distant crisis points has not been complemented, as Menarchik shows, by adequate lift capabilities.... more...

  • Contractors and Warby Christopher Kinsey; Malcolm Patterson

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The U.S. military is no longer based on a Cold War self-sufficient model. Today's armed forces are a third smaller than they were during the Cold War, and yet are expected to do as much if not more than they did during those years. As a result, a transformation is occurring in the way the U.S. government expects the military to conduct operations?with... more...

  • War for Profitby Charles M. Smith

    Algora Publishing 2012; US$ 23.95

    “WASHINGTON — The Army official who managed the Pentagon’s largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying more than $1 billion in questionable charges to KBR...” (James Risen, New York Times, June 17, 2008). This book by that very Army official provides an eye-opening firsthand account... more...