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SECDEF [electronic resource] : the nearly impossible job of Secretary of Defense / Charles A. Stevenson.

By: Stevenson, Charles A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xii, 249 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781612342795 (electronic bk.); 1612342795 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States. Department of Defense | USA / Verteidigungsministerium | �Etats-Unis. Department of defense | HISTORY / Military / Other | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: SECDEF.DDC classification: 355.6092/273 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
PART 1. BACKGROUND AND EVOLUTION OF THE OFFICE: 1. The nearly impossible job ; 2. Cemetery for dead cats -- PART 2. POLITICS AND PERSONALITIES: THE REVOLUTIONARIES: 3. McNamara: The numbers of power ; 4. Schlesinger: The independence of ideas ; 5. Weinberger: The power of tenacity ; THE FIREFIGHTERS: 6. Laird: The power of politics ; 7. Aspin: The politics of failure ; 8. Cohen: The politics of defense ; THE TEAM PLAYERS: 9. Brown: The technology of power ; 10. Cheney: The power of decisiveness ; 11. Perry: The power of decency ; 12. The Rumsfeld transformation -- PART 3. ROLES AND PERFORMANCES: 13. Manager of the Pentagon ; 14. War Planner ; 15. Diplomat ; 16. NSC Advisor ; 17. Successes and Failures -- Appendix A. Secretaries of Defense -- Appendix B. Foreign travel by Secretaries of Defense.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-243) and index.

PART 1. BACKGROUND AND EVOLUTION OF THE OFFICE: 1. The nearly impossible job ; 2. Cemetery for dead cats -- PART 2. POLITICS AND PERSONALITIES: THE REVOLUTIONARIES: 3. McNamara: The numbers of power ; 4. Schlesinger: The independence of ideas ; 5. Weinberger: The power of tenacity ; THE FIREFIGHTERS: 6. Laird: The power of politics ; 7. Aspin: The politics of failure ; 8. Cohen: The politics of defense ; THE TEAM PLAYERS: 9. Brown: The technology of power ; 10. Cheney: The power of decisiveness ; 11. Perry: The power of decency ; 12. The Rumsfeld transformation -- PART 3. ROLES AND PERFORMANCES: 13. Manager of the Pentagon ; 14. War Planner ; 15. Diplomat ; 16. NSC Advisor ; 17. Successes and Failures -- Appendix A. Secretaries of Defense -- Appendix B. Foreign travel by Secretaries of Defense.

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