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Author Carter, Ashton B., author.

Title Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon / Ash Carter.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Dutton, [2019]
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO CARTER    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 466 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-448) and index.
Contents Prologue: welcome to my world -- A user's guide to the military-industrial complex -- How not to waste $700 billion -- Working at war speed -- A scientist in the Pentagon -- Many hands on the tiller -- The White House is on the line: serving the President while serving the nation -- A board of directors with 535 members: the arts of dealing with Congress -- Communicating with the press and the public -- Troops in action -- Chain of command: how military plans and orders are developed and executed -- Combat readiness in a crisis-prone world -- Clarity of purpose: defeating isis -- The big picture: defense strategy in a time of transition -- Strategic transition: major adversaries on the global chessboard -- The world's hottest hot spots: Iran, Korea, and beyond -- Maintaining America's high-tech edge: a necessity for strategic success -- People matter most -- Choosing leaders -- Force of the future -- The troops deserve the truth -- Epilogue: a to-do list for a future Secretary.
Subject Carter, Ashton B.
United States. Department of Defense -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
United States. Department of Defense.
Pentagon (Va.)
United States. Department of Defense -- History.
United States. Department of Defense -- Procurement.
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Military policy -- Decision making.
ISBN 9781524743918 (hardcover)
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