Providing For The Common Defense? The Army Profession And Recent Arms Trade Reforms by Isaiah WilsonProviding For The Common Defense? The Army Profession And Recent Arms Trade Reforms by Isaiah Wilson

Providing For The Common Defense? The Army Profession And Recent Arms Trade Reforms

byIsaiah Wilson

Paperback | August 24, 2012

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Three administrative reforms within the Department of Defense--the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense (The Packard Commission of 1985), the Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act (1986) and the Foreign Military Sales, Reinvention Initiatives (1996 to present)-have had a detrimental effect on the U.S. Army as a profession. Reforms that focused on streamlining bureaucratic processes for DOD weapons acquisition and arms exports have inadvertently compromised affective-based attributes that define the Army as a profession. This study employs concepts from sociological analysis to define "profession" and the functions unique to a profession in modern society. In light of these definitional and functional attributes, the study concludes that reforms in arms acquisition and exporting are actually contributing to a trend toward de-professionalization in the US Army.
Title:Providing For The Common Defense? The Army Profession And Recent Arms Trade ReformsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:BiblioScholarLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1249285097

ISBN - 13:9781249285090

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