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Weapons without a Cause

The Politics of Weapons Acquisition in the United State

Authors: Farrell, Theo

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Why are certain weapons acquired in the United States and others not? Theo Farrell addresses this question by examining the strategic, institutional and budgetary issues surrounding four major weapon programmes. Extensive use is made of primary sources in analysing the origins, development and outcomes of these programmes. This book presents alarming evidence to show how the military services manipulate weapons acquisition to suit their own ends rather than national security. It also analyses how Congress, motivated by concerns over cost, comes to play a greater role in shaping programme outcomes once weapons enter production.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-25109-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-25111-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Weapons without a Cause
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Weapons Acquisition in the United State
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Theo Farrell
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-25109-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-25109-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-25111-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 230
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