The Politics of American Light Armor Development from Post-Vietnam to Post-cold War

The Politics of American Light Armor Development from Post-Vietnam to Post-cold War

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America's civilian leadership allocated to the Army both its missions and resources. For light force/contingency based missions the Army developed a light weight vehicle called The Armored Gun System (AGS). This billion dollar program directly competed for resources with the more European bound heavy force. This competition forced the developers to run their program efficiently and creatively, such that later it would be hailed as a model to be followed. Despite this, its twenty-year history is rife with advancements, stagnations, and cancellations. The Army had to prioritize and allocate its resources based on the mission given; hence, the civilian political leadership's regional military biases are reflective in the ebb and flow of the vehicle's development.In the 1993 edition of Field Manual 100-5: Operations, the Armya#39;s capstone doctrinal manual, it stated, aquot;The people of the ... News Conferenceaquot; (given in Washington D.C. on December 21, 1989) http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/ index.php.


Title:The Politics of American Light Armor Development from Post-Vietnam to Post-cold War
Author: Peter Robert Soper
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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