The Military's Business: Designing Military Power for the Future

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The Military's Business : Designing Military Power for the Future. / Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby.

Cambridge University Press, 2015. 215 p.

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Rasmussen, MV 2015, The Military's Business: Designing Military Power for the Future. Cambridge University Press.

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Rasmussen, M. V. (2015). The Military's Business: Designing Military Power for the Future. Cambridge University Press.

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Rasmussen MV. The Military's Business: Designing Military Power for the Future. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 215 p.

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Rasmussen, Mikkel Vedby. / The Military's Business : Designing Military Power for the Future. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 215 p.

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