ON-Lion Letter
Encounter Books has released Frederick Kagan’s Finding the Target:  The Transformation of American Military Policy.  In Finding the Target, Kagan describes three fundamental changes in American military doctrine, strategy, and reform since the end of the Vietnam War.

The first is the move to an all-volunteer force and a new generation of weapons systems in the 1970s, the second is the emergence of stealth technology and precision-guided munitions in the ’80s, and the third is the information technology that followed the fall of the Soviet Union and the first Gulf War.

Kagan is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C., to which The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee provides substantial support.  An historian, he has taught at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by the Bradley Foundation.  Encounter’s president and publisher is Roger Kimball, editor of The New Criterion magazine, which is also supported by Bradley.

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