Naval War College Review


This book “addresses a need widely rec- ognized but long neglected: to adapt and modernize the system by which the United States manages the largest and most successful security establishment in history.” Do not be misled into thinking that the word “managing” in the title suggests a dry treatment of managerial practices requiring extensive change. Keeping the Edge deals with that, but it primarily examines many key organiza- tional strategy issues; these studies will have comprehensive value to anyone within academia or the national security environment wishing to improve what the authors regard as management and organizational shortfalls that impede im- plementation of wise strategy and policy choices.