Democracy's Arsenal
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Democracy's Arsenal

Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry

By Jacques S. Gansler

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

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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.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262072991 448 pp. | 9 in x 7 in 32 figures, 28 tables

Paperback

$35.00 S | £27.00 ISBN: 9780262525237 448 pp. | 9 in x 7 in 32 figures, 28 tables