Delta of Power

For an introduction to the National Security State, see Anna Kasten Nelson, “The Evolution of the National Security State” in ... James E. Hasik, Securing the MRAP: Lessons Learned in Marketing and Military Procurement (College Station: ...

Delta of Power

Does the Military-Industrial Complex as we understand it still exist? If so, how has it changed since the end of the Cold War? First named by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his farewell address, the Military-Industrial Complex, originally an exclusively American phenomenon of the Cold War, was tailored to develop and produce military technologies equal to the existential threat perceived to be posed by the Soviet Union. An informal yet robust relationship between the military and industry, the MIC pursued and won a qualitative, technological arms race but exacted a high price in waste, fraud, and abuse. Today, although total US spending on national security exceeds $1 trillion a year, it accounts for a smaller percentage of the federal budget, the national GDP, and world military spending than during the Cold War. Given this fact, is the MIC as we commonly understand it still alive? If so, how has it changed in the intervening years? In Delta of Power, Alex Roland tells the comprehensive history of the MIC from 1961, the Cold War, and the War on Terror, to the present day. Roland argues that the MIC is now significantly different than it was when Eisenhower warned of its dangers, still exerting a significant but diminished influence in American life. Focusing intently on the three decades since the end of the Cold War in 1991, Roland explains how a lack of cohesion, rapid change, and historical contingency have transformed America's military-industrial institutions and infrastructure. Roland addresses five critical realms of transformation: civil-military relations, relations between industry and the state, among government agencies, between scientific-technical communities and the state, and between technology and society. He also tracks the way in which America's arsenal has evolved since 1991. The MIC still merits Eisenhower's warning of political and moral hazard, he concludes, but it continues to deliver, by a narrower margin, the world's most potent arsenal. An authoritative account of America's evolving arsenal since World War II, Delta of Power is a dynamic exploration of military preparedness and current events.

Securing the MRAP

"In this book James Hasik explores how mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, which the American military mostly rejected despite the great need for them, eventually came to be adopted as the Pentagon's top procurement priority.

Securing the MRAP

Dwight D. Eisenhower once quipped, "You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics." Military acquisition and procurement--that is, how a nation manages investments, technologies, programs, and support--is critical to wartime success or failure. When unexpected battlefield problems arise, how do the government, the military, and industry work together to ensure effective solutions? During the American counterinsurgent campaign in Iraq, the improvised explosive device emerged as a disruptive and devastating threat. As Humvees, and their occupants, were ripped apart by IEDs, it was clear that new solutions had to be found. These solutions already existed but had not been procured, highlighting the need for more effective marketing to the military by industry. The ultimate successful response--the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle, or MRAP--required years of entrepreneurial marketing by the defense industry. In Securing the MRAP: Lessons Learned in Marketing and Military Procurement, James Hasik explores how these vehicles, which the American military mostly rejected despite the great need for them, eventually came to be adopted as the Pentagon's top procurement priority. Hasik traces the story of the MRAP from the early 1970s to the future of mine-resistant vehicles on the battlefields of tomorrow. An important contribution to the seemingly disparate fields of marketing and defense policy, Securing the MRAP is an eye-opening revelation to defense industrialists, military officers, and government officials who want to understand how to avoid another IED-Humvee debacle.

Delivering Victory

The US Army began fielding several MRAP designs in 2008. The Engineer Corps adopted several for its route clearance teams and the Transportation Corps preferred the Caiman, MaxxPro and RG-31 designs for convoy security. The MRAP ...

Delivering Victory

In this book US Army Transportation Corps Historian, Richard E. Killblane, utitlizes the expertise of professionals with lived experience of synchronizing military transportation from end to end to uniquely explore how military transportation logistics have evolved during the last half of the 20th Century and beyond towards greater efficiency.

Inherent Strategies in Library Management

However, MRAP did not provide management objectives or specific management methods for libraries. ... for implementing MRAP; and (3) the difficulty of securing enough time from library staff to implement MRAP (Webster, 1973, 1974).

Inherent Strategies in Library Management

Inherent Strategies in Library Management describes general and specific strategies for libraries based on core library values, and does so through concrete research. Many strategic management books for libraries introduce concepts of business management to the library world, but often neglect traditional library culture and core values. This book reexamines management through the lens of libraries themselves, rather than relying on strategies borrowed from the business world, in an attempt to bring to light the factors and decision-making processes behind how librarians have run their libraries over the past fifty decades. In other words, their decisions can be regarded as inherent management, born naturally from the core foundations, considerations, and operations of libraries. In addition, this book investigates the broad influences of business management theories on libraries, including a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Presents management strategies for libraries based on core library values Provides detailed analysis on the effects of business management theories on libraries Lays down the fundamental rules for managing libraries Explains various management analysis methods Bridges the gap between library core values and business efficiency

Global Security Watch China

The sales also help defray the costs to China of developing some new systems. The PRC recently produced its first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) carriers, which it is selling to the Ugandan police force Global Security Issues ...

Global Security Watch   China

This book presents a comprehensive overview of China's main foreign and defense policies, providing students, policy makers, and general readers with an up-to-date assessment of this most important country. • A chronology of events • A collection of key documents • An annotated bibliography of recommended current sources

Rhyming Hope and History

Integrating the concerns of sociologists and communication researchers , MRAP assists social movement organizations and community groups in securing political and social change . This often has involved enhancing the ability of these ...

Rhyming Hope and History

Rhyming Hope and History exposes the frayed relations between activism and social movement scholarship and examines the causes and consequences of this disconnect between theory and practice. Both scholars and activists explore solutions, weighing the promise and perils of engaged theory and the barriers to meaningful collaboration. This volume asserts that partnerships among scholars and activists benefit both academic inquiry and social change efforts. Contributors: Kevin M. Carragee, Suffolk U; Catherine Corrigall-Brown, U of California, Irvine; Myra Marx Ferree, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Richard Flacks, U of California, Santa Barbara; Adria D. Goodson; Richard Healy and Sandra Hinson, Grassroots Policy Project; David Meyer, U of California, Irvine; Cynthia Peters, Worker Education Program of the Service Employees International Union, Local 2020; Barbara Risman, North Carolina State U; Robert J. S. Ross, Clark U; Leila J. Rupp, U of California, Santa Barbara; Cassie Schwerner, Schott Foundation; Valerie Sperling, Clark U; David A. Snow, U of California, Irvine; Verta Taylor, U of California, Santa Barbara. David Croteau is formerly associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. William Hoynes is professor of sociology and director of media studies at Vassar College. Charlotte Ryan is codirector of the Media Research and Action Project at Boston College. William A. Gamson is professor of sociology at Boston College.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Escaping The Dead

And the Railroad entrance that they drove the MRAP through. He cursed himself for not securing those gates. It would have to be a priority tomorrow. There were hundreds of shipping containers stacked around the customs yard.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot  Escaping The Dead


America Our Sacred Honor

Why are American civilian police departments being armed with military resources including automatic weapons, MRAP vehicles, and unmanned drones when it is not for securing the border or to protect Americans from the criminal element of ...

America  Our Sacred Honor

America is at a crossroads, and the road we elect to travel will either restore the spirit of America or continue to weaken our country forever. Ordinary American citizens must make fundamental decisions. We have been warned and though the warnings have been muted by media sources and special interest groups, they are growing louder. Voices of genuine concern come from within the United States and from abroad. We Americans must listen to and take seriously what we are being told. We need to educate ourselves about American history; real, unbiased history. We need to know the Constitution, the very cornerstone of our nation and we need to hold our politicians and government leaders accountable. Americans must once again stand united to defend our beloved country and our very way of life.

Air Force Magazine

Today it's the Afghan security forces who are responsible for securing their own country , with the assistance of our ... 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron , leaves his mine - resistant ambush - protected ( MRAP ) vehicle ...

Air Force Magazine


Electronic Reliability Design Handbook

15 OCTOBER 1984 The use of MRAP / SRAP by circuit designers as a baseline parts selection guide is encouraged ... which provides the necessary mechanism for securing approval of these parts ( 5.1.3.1 PART JUSTIFICATION The use of all ...

Electronic Reliability Design Handbook


Congressional Record

... 26397 , 26398 , 26411 , 26113 ( 300 ) Mine Resistant Ambush Protected ( MRAP ) vehicles funding . ... establish a Homeland Security and Neighborhood Safety Trust Fund and relocus Federal priorities toward securing the homeland ...

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Final Report of the Management Review and Analysis Program Study Team

V. Appendices Appendix A CHARGE TO TASK FORCE ON PERSONNEL PERSONN Personnel administration is defined in the MRAP Handbook as " securing , developing , and utilizing human resources needed to achieve the objectives of the library .

Final Report of the Management Review and Analysis Program Study Team


Congressional record

... [ 40C ] --Mine Resistant Ambush Protected ( MRAP ) vehicles funding , 8076 [ 28MR ) , 8258 [ 29MR ) , 18239 [ 10JY ] ... Homeland Security and Neighborhood Safety Trust Fund and refocus Federal priorities toward securing the homeland ...

Congressional record

The Congressional Record contains the proceedings and debates of each Congressional session in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Arranged in calendar order, each volume includes the exact text of everything that was said and includes members' remarks.

Joint Force Quarterly

... just as it facilitated the strategy of securing the population that General Petraeus supported . ... and Secretary Gates made them a top priority but also because the system had already developed and tested MRAP prototypes .

Joint Force Quarterly


Informatics Abstracts

The MRAP process is predicated on securing broad participation of a library staff ; MRAP techniques draw heavily on the concepts of team building and group decision - making . In the 80s the US libraries face big difficulties in view of ...

Informatics Abstracts


Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program

Probably the best example of nonstandard equipment being selected for APS is the MRAP - in fact , the majority of the total MRAP vehicle population will be positioned into global APS sets . ... plan without securing funding sooner ?

Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program


Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009

ment , in terms of securing the area to a degree that these people can operate with the populace . Senator WARNER . ... You're readjusting your order for the new MRAP , is that correct ? General CONWAY . No , sir .

Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009


NCO Guide

One crewmember was securing the engine compartment of the BFV so it could be inspected by a mechanic. When the driver parked the MRAP on the slope, he set the parking brake but didn't chock the wheels. He got out to get some chow, ...

NCO Guide

The essential guide for NCOs, this edition has been thoroughly revised and updated with the latest information on training, military justice, promotions, benefits, counseling, soldiers, physical fitness, regulations, and much more. • How to train, lead, and counsel troops effectively • Tips on how to move along your career as an NCO by continuing education, training, and professional development • Information about all the regulations NCOs need to be aware of in carrying out their jobs

Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009

ment, in terms of securing the area to a degree that these people can operate with the populace. Senator WARNER. So the first battalion would ... You're readjusting your order for the new MRAP, is that correct? General CONWAY. No, sir.

Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009

Witnesses: Robert Gates, Sec. of Def., and Tina Jonas, Under Sec. of Defense-Comptroller; Michael Mullen, Chmn, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Preston Geren, Sec. of the Army; George Casey, Chief of Staff, Army; Donald Winter, Sec. of the Navy; Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Oper.; James Conway, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps; William Fallon, U.S. Central Command; Eric Olson, Commander, U.S. Special Oper. Command; Michael Wynne, Sec. of the Air Force; Michael Moseley, U.S. Air Force; Victor Renuart, Jr., N. Amer. Aerospace Defense Command; James Stavridis, Commander, U.S. Southern Command; Timothy Keating, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; Burwell Bell, III, U.N. Command and Commander, U.S. Forces Korea. Illus.