Soldiers of Misfortune?

Soldiers of Misfortune?
Title:
Soldiers of Misfortune?
Format:
Paperback
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In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01103-6
ISBN:
9781584876137
Description

The United States Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge in the global application of Landpower.

The purpose of the United States Army War College is to produce graduates who are skilled critical thinkers and complex problem solvers. Concurrently, it is our duty to the U.S. Army to also act as a "think factory" for commanders and civilian leaders at the strategic level worldwide and routinely engage in discourse and debate concerning the role of ground forces in achieving national security objectives.

The long counterinsurgency campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan have made two facts abundantly clear about military contractors: 1) The U.S. Army has become dependent upon them; and, 2) They frequently create problems for, and sometimes actually interfere with, accomplishing the mission. In order to free up Soldiers for their core task of fighting and winning the nation's wars, the U.S. Government began in the 1980s to hire private companies to provide services previously handled by the military, itself. Contractors gradually took over building bases, running mess halls, and doing laundry for U.S. troops at home and abroad. Providing such logistics support allowed a smaller land force to do as much as a large one had previously done. Logistics contractors also provided a surge capacity. They could be hired for a mission and let go once the mission was completed. The military also found it expedient to outsource maintenance of new high-tech weapons systems rather than assume the cost of developing and maintaining its own support capability.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 02/28/15.

Audience

Members of government and Congress, policymakers, the Department of Defense, the military and military leaders, and military contracting companies may want a copy of this publication.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$11.00
International Price:
$15.40
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute and US Army War College
Author:
  • Mockaitis, Thomas R.
Notes:
Cover 4 has 4 barcodes: one for the 13 digit ]SBN and EAN; one QR for this publication; one QR for the SSI website; and one QR for the AWC website.
Key Phrases:
  • Military History
  • Contracts
Weight:
0.375
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
02/25/2015
Last Status Update:
10/07/2019
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