Naval War College Review


Andrew L. Ross


This is the rare book that actually lives up to its blurbs. It should be required read- ing for U.S. defense planners, especially Bush administration officials for whom increasing defense spending rather than “holding the line” is an article of faith. They would profit greatly from the vol- ume’s analysis of where not to look for the savings that might pay for the admin- istration’s promised transformation of the military. Hint: cutting infrastructure will not pay for military transformation.