Over his 33 years in the Air Force and more than 20 years at RAND, Lt Gen
Glenn A. Kent was a uniquely acute analyst and developer of American defense
policy. In this volume, he offers not so much a memoir in the normal sense
as a summary of the dozens of national security issues in which he was
personally engaged during his long career. In the process, he describes the
related analytical frameworks and illustrates the bureaucratic intricacies.