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  • Published: 9 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9781524743925
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $40.00
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Inside the Five-Sided Box

Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon




Now in paperback, from the former Secretary of Defense, a fascinating, behind-the-scenes memoir that reveals the inner workings of the Pentagon. A straight-talking account that explains not only what happens in the Pentagon but why—and why it matters—written by the man who used to run it.

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The D.O.D. employs millions of Americans. It owns and operates more real estate, and spends more money, than any other entity. It manages the world’s largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Most important, the policies it carries out, in war and peace, impact the security and freedom of billions of people around the globe. Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the D.O.D. are a mystery, and the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion. In this new book, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation’s most iconic, and most closely guarded, buildings. Drawn from Carter’s thirty-six years of leadership experience in the D.O.D., this is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world—and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter’s authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever.

  • Published: 9 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9781524743925
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $40.00
Categories:

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