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Beyond Military Reform: American Defense Dilemmas
Beyond Military Reform: American Defense Dilemmas
By Jeffrey Record
Pergamon-Brassey's, 1988, 186 pp.

Cast as a criticism of Congress' military reform movement-for being overly occupied with operational details instead of broader strategy-this book is a vivid, terse statement of arguments Record has made before: that the United States has too many commitments and too few capabilities; that, in particular, it has too many troops in Europe; and that its military, in any case trained to fight the wrong war, is often sent into battle under political considerations that determine its defeat.