Prescription for an affordable full spectrum defense and innovation policy

Authored by: Jan P. Muczyk

Defense Innovation Handbook

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138050679
eBook ISBN: 9781315168623
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b22181-18

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Abstract

Persons knowledgeable in international relations consider the US an indispensible nation. Hence, the US needs to pursue a full spectrum defense policy, according to [1], Muczyk (2017). However, a full spectrum defense policy is expensive indeed and must compete with pressing domestic priorities. Therefore, viable ways of making it more affordable have been presented. They include: total asset viability; looking in the right places; reducing federal bureaucracy; building weapons from low-hanging fruit; exploiting economies of scale; lesser reliance on military specifications, focused leadership education; and growing the technological fruit tree.

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