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U.S. Defense Planning: A Critique
U.S. Defense Planning: A Critique
By John M. Collins
Westview Press, 1983, 337 pp

Written by a highly respected specialist of the Congressional Research Service at the request of five members of Congress, some of whom are active in the military reform caucus, this review of how defense policy is made is disappointing. The work is too formal in its examination of bureaucratic structures, paying insufficient attention to the role of more informal, more political processes.