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American Defense Reform

Lessons from Failure and Success in Navy History

A roadmap for US military innovation based on the Navy's history of success through civilian-military collaborations

The US military must continually adapt to evolving technologies, shifting adversaries, and a changing social environment for its personnel. In American Defense Reform, Dave Oliver and Anand Toprani use US naval history as a guide for leading successful change in the Pentagon.

American Defense Reform provides a historical analysis of the Navy during four key periods of disruptive transformation: the 1940s Revolt of the Admirals, the McNamara Revolution in systems analysis, the fallout from the Vietnam War, and the end of the Cold War. The authors draw insights from historical documents, previously unpublished interviews from four-star admirals, and Oliver's own experiences as a senior naval officer and defense industry executive. They show that Congress alone cannot effectively create change and reveal barriers to applying the experience of the private sector to the public sector

Ultimately, Oliver and Toprani show that change can only come from a collaborative effort between civilians, the military, and industry, each making vital contributions. American Defense Reform provides insights and practical recommendations essential to reforming national defense to meet future demands.

About the Authors

Rear Adm. Dave R. Oliver, USN (Ret.) is a former chief of staff of the US Seventh Fleet and former CEO of EADS North America Defense Company, Inc. He is the author of A Navy Admiral's Bronze Rules: Managing Risk and Leadership.

Anand Toprani is an associate professor in the Department of Strategy & Policy at the US Naval War College. He is the author of Oil and the Great Powers: Britain and Germany, 1914-1945.

Reviews

"Books calling for reform in the Defense Department are now commonplace. But only Oliver and Toprani have pegged correctly the crucial dimension of reform..." — Hon. John J. Hamre, former deputy secretary of defense, and president and CEO of the Center for

Strategic and International Studies
Georgetown University Press

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