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The Green Eyeshades of War

An Examination of Financial Management during War

Gen Larry O. Spencer
2016, 100 pages
ISBN: 978-1-58566-261-6
Cost: $12, AU Press Code: B-144

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Military financial management during war is put on trial. Fiscal performance and readiness are scrutinized during various conflicts: World War II, Vietnam, Operations Desert Shield / Storm, and Operations Enduring Freedom / Iraqi Freedom. Each of these conflicts is unique, yet each situation validated the critical need for sound fiscal management and controls. General Spencer demonstrates how the United States has repeatedly failed to learn from its past combat financial management experiences and then offers sound suggestions for remedying that recurring mistake.

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