By Robert F. Dorr
An album of the A-6 Intruder and its prowler editions. The plane, possibly so much particularly deployed within the Vietnam clash, replaced the nature of carrier-borne aviation through supplying its commanders bombing strength the place ahead of basically strike and fighter plane may be used.
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Whether to buy this weapon or that weapon; whether to opt for this mix of forces or that mix of forces. It is decisions like these which have received most attention in the defence field. CONSTRAINTS ON POLICY MAKERS 31 Today almost everyone is aware of the enormous strides made in developing and exploiting rigorous analytical techniques capable of improving these 'second-order' decisions. In the United States, particularly since the advent of Mr R. McNamara as Secretary of Defense, a lot of effort has gone into introducing to the defence field a whole range of sophisticated management techniques designed to save money, to use resources more economically and to produce better designed equipment.
It is true that both 18 THE MANAGEMENT OF DEFENCE the 1953 reorganisation and the 1958 amendments to the National Security Act gave greater power to the Secretary of Defense himself, but surprisingly little use was made of these powers by the holders of that office. In fact there were two kinds of Secretaries of Defense in the period between Mr Forrestars departure and the arrival of Mr McNamara. There were those like Mr Forrestal, notably Mr Lovett and Mr Gates, who saw themselves as 'political' heads of a department (possibly with authority and responsibilities similar to those of a British Cabinet Minister); 36 under this conception the Secretary was responsible for initiating policy, for suggesting a budget allocation and for reconciling or imposing a solution in the event of a differing view about its allocation between the Services.
Every treaty obligation does the same. Even membership of the United Nations carries obligations. Some of these commit· ments may be purely residual, relics of a bygone era, as certain British commitments are, but however inconvenient they may be, they are legally binding, and their existence helps to determine the size, the shape and posture of Britain's defence effort. Policy makers are constrained by the facts of international life and the web of relationships and commitments in which their country is enmeshed.