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Author Krepinevich, Andrew F., author
Title The last warrior : Andrew Marshall and the shaping of modern American defense strategy / Andrew Krepinevich and Barry Watts ; foreword by Robert M. Gates
Imprint New York : Basic Books, [2015]
book jacket
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Edition First edition
Descript xxii, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-298) and index
Self-educated man, 1921-1949 -- Early Rand years, 1949-1960 -- Quest for better analytic methods, 1961-1969 -- Birth of Net Assessment, 1969-1973 -- Moving to the Pentagon, 1973-1975 -- Maturation of Net Assessment, 1976-1980 -- Cold War end game, 1981-1991 -- Military revolution, 1991-2000 -- Pivot to the Asia-Pacific region, 2001-2014 -- Conclusion
Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he has served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon's internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations. Yet Marshall has been on the cutting edge of strategic thinking even longer than that. At the RAND Corporation during its golden age in the 1950s and early 1960s, Marshall helped formulate bedrock concepts of US nuclear strategy that endure to this day; later, at the Pentagon, he pioneered the development of "net assessment"--a new analytic framework for understanding the long-term military competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. Following the Cold War, Marshall successfully used net assessment to anticipate emerging disruptive shifts in military affairs, including the revolution in precision warfare and the rise of China as a major strategic rival of the United States. In The Last Warrior, Andrew Krepinevich and Barry Watts--both former members of Marshall's staff--trace Marshall's intellectual development from his upbringing in Detroit during the Great Depression to his decades in Washington as an influential behind-the-scenes advisor on American defense strategy. The result is a unique insider's perspective on the changes in US strategy from the dawn of the Cold War to the present day
Subject Marshall, Andrew W., 1921-
United States. Department of Defense. Director of Net Assessment -- Biography
United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees -- Biography
Rand Corporation -- Biography
United States -- Military policy
Military planning -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Military planning -- United States -- History -- 21st century
United States -- Foreign relations
Cold War
Alt Author Watts, Barry author
Gates, Robert Michael, 1943- author of foreword
Alt Title Andrew Marshall and the shaping of modern American defense strategy
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