The Genesis of New Weapons - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080259734, 9781483189741

The Genesis of New Weapons

1st Edition

Decision Making for Military R & D

eBook ISBN: 9781483189741
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 224
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The Genesis of New Weapons: Decision Making for Military R&D covers the meeting held to convene military officers, civilian managers of R&D programs, and members of the research groups in industry and get insights from them regarding the decision-making process for initiation and carrying out of R&D programs. The book first gives an introductory overview of the decision making in the military R&D. Topics on the problems usually encountered are then examined. These problems include bureaucratic and other problems in planning and managing military, decision making, and defense. Then, the text discusses the birth of weapons and the R&D process. Finally, the book looks into the political intervention and its implications for the military R&D. The selection will be beneficial to those in the military, government offices, and related agencies or sectors.

Table of Contents


Part I - Introduction

Chapter 1 Decision Making in Military R&D: An Introductory Overview

Part II - The Problems

Chapter 2 Bureaucratic and Other Problems in Planning and Managing Military R&D

Chapter 3 Decision Making in Military R&D

Chapter 4 The Defense Industry's Role in Military R&D Decision Making

Part III - The Genesis of New Weapons

Chapter 5 Conception of New Defense Systems and the Role of Government R&D Centers

Part IV - The R&D Process

Chapter 6 American Styles of Military R&D

Chapter 7 The Influence of the Civilian Sector on Military R&D

Chapter 8 The Soviet Style of Military R&D

Part V - Political Control of Military R&D

Chapter 9 Organization and Process in Military R&D

Chapter 10 The Decision-Making Role of Congress

Glossary of Acronyms


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