Naval War College Review


For this, the fourth edition of his well received book, Major General Perry M. Smith, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), has added a coauthor, Colonel Daniel M. Gerstein, U.S. Army (Ret.). Colonel Gerstein served for twenty-six years in combat, peace, and humanitarian operations. He also served in the Pentagon for al- most ten years in senior advisory and leadership roles. This edition has been expanded into sixteen chapters, each adding consider- able value to the publication. One of the more interesting and vital chapters for properly grasping the workings of “the building” is devoted to “under- standing the process.”