Surprisingly explained things in a well structured manner for easy understanding. Due to the subject being SO deep, its not the lightest reading, but the author does explain it so novices can get a good grasp on the subject. I had to do the whole book in a 2 month course, so it was pretty intense. Great resource for the defense breakdown of our country also, especially for the non-governmental novice.
I was required to purchase this text for a National Security Policy course. The material was riddled with too many acronyms and minute details for anyone to gain a sense of the big picture that is defense spending. Our professor even deemed the text worthless and overbearing at the end of the course.