Accession Number : AD0774465

Title :   Some Critical Thoughts on Defense Resource Planning and the Role of Analysis,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Anger, Thomas E.

Report Date : 28 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The document discusses defense resource planning under McNamara and shows how his system worked, as opposed to what he said about it. Then the document shows how the Laird system worked, and compares the major differences between the McNamara and Laird systems. Next, the document highlights the role of the participants in the Laird system and the kinds of analysis used in the key decision documents in the system. Finally, some major conclusions to be drawn from this history of defense resource planning are summarized.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL DEFENSE, *PLANNING, *FEDERAL BUDGETS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE