Format:
Book
Author:
Carter, Ashton B., author.
Title:
Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon / Ash Carter.
Publisher, Date:
New York, New York : Dutton, 2019.
Description:
xiii, 466 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Carter, Ashton B.
United States. Department of Defense.
Pentagon (Va.)
United States. Department of Defense -- History.
United States. Department of Defense -- Procurement.
United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Military policy -- Decision making.
Other Title:
Inside the 5-sided box
Lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references 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.
LCCN:
2018060527
ISBN:
9781524743918 (hardcover)
System Availability:
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Current Holds:
0
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Control Number:
177225
Call Number:
355.6092 Carter
Course Reserves:
0
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