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Author Carter, Ashton B, author.

Title Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon / Ash Carter.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Dutton, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Carter,A CAR    Available
Description xiii, 466 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-448) and index.
Contents Prologue: welcome to my world -- A user's guide to the military-industrial complex -- How not to waste $700 billion -- Working at war speed -- A scientist in the Pentagon -- Many hands on the tiller -- The White House is on the line: serving the President while serving the nation -- A board of directors with 535 members: the arts of dealing with Congress -- Communicating with the press and the public -- Troops in action -- Chain of command: how military plans and orders are developed and executed -- Combat readiness in a crisis-prone world -- Clarity of purpose: defeating isis -- The big picture: defense strategy in a time of transition -- Strategic transition: major adversaries on the global chessboard -- The world's hottest hot spots: Iran, Korea, and beyond -- Maintaining America's high-tech edge: a necessity for strategic success -- People matter most -- Choosing leaders -- Force of the future -- The troops deserve the truth -- Epilogue: a to-do list for a future Secretary.
Summary The influential former Secretary of Defense presents a memoir that reveals the complex inner workings of the Pentagon and its essential role in global politics, national security, and scientific research.
Subject Carter, Ashton B.
United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Department of Defense.
United States -- Military policy -- Decision making.
United States. Department of Defense -- History.
Pentagon (Va.).
United States. Department of Defense -- Procurement.
Added Title Inside the 5-sided box
ISBN 9781524743918 (hardcover)
1524743917 (hardcover)

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