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Lifting the fog of war, Bill Owens with Ed Offley

Label
Lifting the fog of war
Title
Lifting the fog of war
Statement of responsibility
Bill Owens with Ed Offley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent military operations in Iraq, Somalia, and Kosovo have resulted in defeat or stalemate. America's key weaponry is fast becoming obsolete, and its men and women in uniform are disenchanted. Yet the U.S. remains committed to a wide variety of conflicts around the world and is increasingly confronted by threats against which traditional military power will be ineffective. As Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first Clinton administration, Admiral Bill Owens saw the challenges facing the U.S. military firsthand. In this trenchant, fascinating, and forward-looking book, Owens explains the full extent of the military crisis and proposes bold new solutions to revolutionize the armed services. Instead of spending trillions of dollars to update obsolete weapons systems, he argues, the Department of Defense should take advantage of recent advances in computing, communications, and satellite technology and bring our military into the Information Age. These changes—collectively known in defense circles as the Revolution in Military Affairs or RMA—would transform the way that America wages war, bringing about a smaller, stronger, and more flexible military better able to monitor enemy forces in real time and thereby counter the "fog of war" that has bedeviled commanders throughout history"--
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Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owens, William A.
Dewey number
355/.00973/0112
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.O94 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Offley, Edward
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  • Information warfare
  • Military art and science
  • World politics
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Lifting the fog of war, Bill Owens with Ed Offley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2000. With a new preface
Bar code
31223131138787
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed.
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780801868412
Lccn
2001029956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46975045
Label
Lifting the fog of war, Bill Owens with Ed Offley
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2000. With a new preface
Bar code
31223131138787
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed.
Extent
x, 280 pages
Isbn
9780801868412
Lccn
2001029956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)46975045

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