Military Book Reviews

 The Ever-Shrinking Fighting Force

The Ever-Shrinking Fighting Force by Major General Arnold L. Punaro, is a comprehensive and informative primer on the structure, function, and process of the US Government’s provision for the common defense. This book is a well-researched and extensive discussion of the ways and means by which the relevant entities of government interact to design, develop, procure, authorize, and appropriate, resulting in America’s modern military. Major General Punaro’s effort provides a holistic overview of the relationships between the key decision-making bodies in Congress, the centers of power within the Department of Defense (DOD), as well as the key players across the US defense industry.

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