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Innovating within cost and cultural constraints : the British approach to military transformation
NATO member states are all undergoing some form of military transformation. Despite a shared vision, transformation has been primarily a US-led process centered on the exploitation of new information technologies in combination with new concepts for "networked organizations" and "effects-based operations." Simply put, European states have been unable to match the level of US investment in new military technologies, leading to the identification of a growing "transformation gap" between the US and the European allies. This book assesses the extent and trajectory of military transformation across a range of European NATO member states, setting their transformation progress against that of the US, and examining the complex mix of factors driving military transformation in each country. It reveals not only the nature and extent of the transatlantic gap, but also identifies an enormous variation in the extent and pace of transformation among the European allies, suggesting both technological and operational gaps within Europe.
English

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Author Theo Farrell

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Co-author Tim Bird

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9780804763776
Stanford University Press
01 July 2010
Hardback
272
35-58
Palo Alto, CA
3
A transformation gap? : American innovations and European military change
Post-print

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Harvard

Farrell, Theo and Bird, Tim (2010) Innovating within cost and cultural constraints : the British approach to military transformation. In: A transformation gap? : American innovations and European military change. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. pp. 35-58.

Vancouver

Farrell Theo and Bird Tim. Innovating within cost and cultural constraints : the British approach to military transformation. In: A transformation gap? : American innovations and European military change. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press; 2010. p. 35-58.