In the space of about three decades, defense analysis has reached the stage at which it can be said that no major national security decisions are made without it. 1 The established Department of Defense decision making processes for programming, planning, and budgeting and for systems acquisition build in a formal way upon analytic inputs.
Brown, George F.
"Managing Analysis: The Client's Responsibility,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss4/4