The Last Warrior

The Last Warrior

Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern American Defense Strategy

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Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he has served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon's internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations. Yet Marshall has been on the cutting edge of strategic thinking even longer than that. At the RAND Corporation during its golden age in the 1950s and early 1960s, Marshall helped formulate bedrock concepts of US nuclear strategy that endure to this day; later, at the Pentagon, he pioneered the development of "net assessment"--a new analytic framework for understanding the long-term military competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. Following the Cold War, Marshall successfully used net assessment to anticipate emerging disruptive shifts in military affairs, including the revolution in precision warfare and the rise of China as a major strategic rival of the United States. In The Last Warrior, Andrew Krepinevich and Barry Watts--both former members of Marshall's staff--trace Marshall's intellectual development from his upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to his decades in Washington as an influential behind-the-scenes advisor on American defense strategy. The result is a unique insider's perspective on the changes in US strategy from the dawn of the Cold War to the present day.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780465030002
0465030009
9780465080717
Branch Call Number: 355.0335 MARSHAL KREPINE
Characteristics: xxii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Watts, Barry

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Dec 29, 2014

How many total trillions of dollars have gone missing at the Pentagon? Why does this fact negate this book?

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