The Genesis of New Weapons: Decision Making for Military R&D

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The Genesis of New Weapons: Decision Making for Military R&D

Edited by Franklin A. Long and Judith Reppy
Pergamon Press, 1980
224 pp. $22.50
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This series of illuminating essays tells how American programs for military research and development are organized and how they really work. Included are essays on how new weapons are conceived, how decisions are reached, and the respective roles of industry, the military services, civilian officials and the Congress. A chapter by David Holloway discusses the very different weapons acquisition process in the Soviet Union.