A Swift, Elusive Sword, Second Edition

This study of national security and military strategy by Col. (Ret.) Chester Richards (USAF), suggests that ancient strategic wisdom may help solve the dilemma confronting the U.S. military: spending on defense exceeds that of any combination of potential adversaries, but the services still face cancellation of weapon systems and lack of funds for training, spares, and care and feeding of the troops. Richards suggests U.S. military leaders can break out of the "dollars equal defense" mindset, and create more effective forces.

A Swift, Elusive Sword

2nd Edition, 2003

Author: Col. (Ret.) Chester W. Richards, USAF