New Weapons, Old Politics

New Weapons, Old Politics

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Looks at how politics affects U.S. weapons procurement and argues that the government too often tries to buy research and development on the cheapportless M-113 in 1964, however, and had been forced to make do with modestly improved versions of the M-113 in the intervening years. ... safely into production, at which point the product improvement may remain a cost-effective buy but will reach the force much later than necessary. ... Another example is the Armya#39;s impressive T-7oo engine, which today powers its Apache and Blackhawk helicopters.

Title:New Weapons, Old Politics
Author:Thomas L. McNaugher
Publisher:Brookings Institution Press -


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