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Democracy's Arsenal : Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry, Paperback / softback Book

Democracy's Arsenal : Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry Paperback / softback

Part of the The MIT Press series


An expert explains why the security needs of the twenty-first century require a transformation of the defense industry of the twentieth century.

New geopolitical realities-including terrorism, pandemics, rogue nuclear states, resource conflicts, insurgencies, mass migration, economic collapse, and cyber attacks-have created a dramatically different national-security environment for America.

Twentieth-century defense strategies, technologies, and industrial practices will not meet the security requirements of a post-9/11 world.

In Democracy's Arsenal, Jacques Gansler describes the transformations needed in government and industry to achieve a new, more effective system of national defense.

Drawing on his decades of experience in industry, government, and academia, Gansler argues that the old model of ever-increasing defense expenditures on largely outmoded weapons systems must be replaced by a strategy that combines a healthy economy, effective international relations, and a strong (but affordable) national security posture.

The defense industry must remake itself to become responsive and relevant to the needs of twenty-first-century security.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 448 pages, 32 figures, 28 tables; 60 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military administration
  • ISBN: 9780262525237



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