Tim Kane analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the US armed forces leadership culture and personnel management. He proposes a blueprint for reform that empowers troops as well as local commanders. Kane's proposals extend the All-Volunteer Force reforms of 1973 further along the spectrum of volunteerism, emphasize greater individual agency during all stages of a US military career, and restore diversity among the services. The Leader/Talent Matrix-an analytic framework Kane develops in the book-offers a multidimensional view of an organization's personnel practices. A survey of hundreds of veterans and active-duty troops reveals world-class strengths in the US armed forces leadership culture but a wide array of weaknesses in talent management. The Total Volunteer Force returns autonomy to the army, navy, air force, and Marine Corps. Kane offers an array of reforms to improve performance evaluations, create a talent market for job-matching, and revolutionize compensation to better reward merit and skill. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817920753 20170522
List of Entries-- Guide to Related Topics (Thematic Index)-- Preface-- Acknowledgments-- Introduction: Reviewing Cold War Literature on Cold War-- Espionage-- The Encyclopedia-- Chronology of Cold War Espionage-- Glossary-- Index. Entries include: Affairs, Crises, Disasters, Hoaxes and Scandals-- Agents of Influence-- Spies, Spymasters, and Informants by nationality-- Assassins and Assassinations-- Covert Operations-- Defectors to the East and West-- Double Agents, Fictional Agents and Operations-- Honeytraps-- Spy Exchanges-- Victims of Covert Operations-- Women Spies and Agents.
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Cold War espionage was a nightmare of errors, deceptions, assassinations and treachery. As fascinating as it was lethal, this labyrinthine world is still masked in mystery. A good deal is known and knowable, however, and this encyclopedia offers the latest and most up-to-date information available, drawn from scholarship, memoirs, and journalism. Everybody spied on everybody else during the Cold War. France had agents in the U.S., China had agents in East Germany, Poland had agents in Great Britain, and the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had agents everywhere - in governments, in industry, in the military, and within each other's, and their own, intelligence agencies. Close to three hundred A-to-Z entries provide a fascinating glimpse into the subterranean world, events, people and operations of the Cold War. Every entry concludes with a bibliography, and is thoroughly cross-referenced. The work also contains an extensive annotated chronology, and is thoroughly indexed. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780313319556 20160528