McKinsey on Defense, Number 9
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McKinsey on Defense, Number 9

As austerity settles in, our latest collection explains the ways that defense ministries, NATO, and defense companies are adapting.

Articles in this issue

Article

Defense by the numbers

– The story of defense in 2014-15, as told in facts and figures.
Article

Global defense spending: The shifting center of gravity

– An understanding of the past century gives context to today’s uncertainty.
Article

International defense sales: Opportunities, but not for all

– Most defense contractors expect to find growth in international sales and noncore businesses. Only a few are likely to succeed. Five actions can improve their chances.
Interview

How NATO trains for an uncertain future

– In an interview, Major General Erhard Bühler explains why being lean and agile will be critical.
Survey

Defense outlook 2017: A global survey of defense-industry executives

– Business leaders are growing more optimistic and think they can head off challenges from commercial firms.
Interview

Reform as an imperative: An interview with Vice Admiral Eric Chaplet

– The new head of performance discusses the pace of change in the French military and the differences between management and command.
Article

Five principles to manage change in the military

– Two change-management experts offer guidance on moving from the what to the how.