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The Culture of Military Innovation: The Impact of Cultural Factors on the Revolution in Military Affairs in Russia, the US, and Israel.
 

The Culture of Military Innovation: The Impact of Cultural Factors on the Revolution in Military Affairs in Russia, the US, and Israel. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Adamsky, Dima

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One would expect that countries accustomed to similar technologies would undergo analogous changes in their perception of and approach to warfare. However, the intellectual history of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) in Russia, the US, and Israel indicates the opposite. T... read full description below.

ISBN 9780804769525
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Published 1 February 2010 by Inbooks
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ISBN-13 9780804769525
ISBN-10 0804769524
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Stanford University Press
Publication Date 1 February 2010
International Publication Date 27 January 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Adamsky, Dima
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Theory Of Warfare & Military Science
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 458mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Military art and science - Technological innovations - United States, Strategic culture - United States, United States - Armed Forces - Technological innovations, Soviet Union - Armed Forces - Technological innovations, Military art and science - Technological innovations - Soviet Union
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 355.07;355/.07
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

One would expect that countries accustomed to similar technologies would undergo analogous changes in their perception of and approach to warfare. However, the intellectual history of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) in Russia, the US, and Israel indicates the opposite. Utilizing previously inaccessible primary sources - and examining them through the lenses of social structure, cognitive styles, strategic mentality, organizational approach to innovations, culture of war, structure of the military bureaucracy, attitude to technology, and approach to weapons procurement - The Culture of Military Innovation suggests that strategic culture accounts for the very different ways in which military innovations have developed in the three countries. The book offers a systematic, thorough, and unique approach to clarifying security issues that may well be applicable in other puzzling and counterintuitive situations. It is therefore an ideal reference work for practitioners, scholars, teachers, and students of security studies.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A focused, disciplined and brilliant effort to use the concept of strategic culture to explain how three countries proceeded in very different ways to develop new ways of warfare based on information technology. - Stephen Peter Rosen, Harvard University

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Author's Bio

Dima Adamsky is a fellow at the National Security Studies Program at Harvard University. He has been a visiting fellow at the Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, and at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies.

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