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By James L., James L. Holloway III

Adm. James Holloway describes this ebook as a modern point of view of the occasions, judgements, and results within the background of the chilly battle Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet disagreement that formed at the present time s U.S. army and its valuable ships-of-the-line, the large-deck, nuclear-powered airplane vendors. with out query, the admiral is outstandingly good certified to put in writing such an expansive heritage. As a service pilot in Korea, commander of the 7th Fleet in Vietnam, leader of Naval Operations within the mid-1970s, after which as a civilian presidential appointee to varied investigative teams, Holloway was once a in demand participant in chilly warfare occasions.
Here, he casts an skilled eye on the battles, strategies, and techniques that outlined the interval out of the country and at domestic. Holloway's first-person narrative of wrestle motion conveys the demanding surroundings of adversarial fireplace and the urgency of command judgements. His descriptions of conversations with presidents within the White residence and of conferences with the Joint Chiefs within the struggle room supply a revealing examine the decision-making approach. no matter if explaining the tactical formations of road-recce assaults or the calls for of taking the military s first nuclear service into wrestle, Holloway offers telling information that upload important dimensions to the massive photo of the chilly warfare as a coherent clash. Few readers will overlook his reviews in regards to the sobering influence of making plans for nuclear battle and coaching and top a squadron of pilots whose challenge used to be to drop a nuclear bomb.

Both clever and pleasing, this booklet is helping readers comprehend the total value of the airplane service s contributions. whilst, it stands as a testomony to people who fought within the lengthy battle and to the management that guided the us via a dangerous interval of heritage whereas heading off the Armageddon of a nuclear war.

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In order to develop an appreciation of good practice in the military budgetary process, it is important to consider: (a) the relevance of good practice; (b) the principles of sound public expenditure management; and (c) the key principles of democratic governance in the security sector. The relevance of good practice Good practice is based on adherence to principles of sound public expenditure management. One might well question the relevance of somewhat abstract principles when dealing with an issue like military spending, where actual practice diverges significantly from good practice and the conditions for achieving good practice are frequently not present, as is the case throughout much of Africa.

Eds), ‘Managing financial resources’, Security Sector Governance in Africa: A Handbook (Centre for Democracy and Development: Lagos, 2004), pp. 91–109. A MO D E L F O R G O O D P R A CTI C E 15 At the same time, it is often argued that the military sector is different from other parts of the public sector in at least two ways. The first is the need for confidentiality in the area of national security. The second is the highly political nature of expenditure decisions relating to the military sector, especially arms acquisition decisions.

Irrespective of the difficulty in implementing an MTEF, it is still important to have a full costing of the different components of the defence programme. Full costing will help make the case for a particular level of funding. It will also clarify the sustainability of individual programmes and it will help maximize efficiency and effectiveness in those cases where budget cuts become necessary. Full costing is therefore critically necessary for the operational effectiveness of the defence forces.

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