Accession Number : ADA256146


Title :   Alternative Missions for the Army


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Brehm, Philip A ; Gray, Wilbur E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256146.pdf


Report Date : 17 Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Alternative missions which the U.S. Army may assume in the post-cold war era are examined. The authors document the decaying social and physical infrastructure of the United States and propose that the Army has resources and experience to assist in remedying many of the domestic problems plaguing the nation. They present evidence that historically the Army has been more involved in domestic activities of the nation than in warfighting. The authors conclude that it is now time for the Army to return to its historical roots and resume domestic missions. They offer proposals as to how this might be accomplished, noting that in times of reduced defense budgets, the Army must make itself domestically significant. civil-military cooperation; community regeneration; alternative missions; social and physical infrastructure, National Guard; Army Reserve.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PLANNING , NATIONAL GUARD , MILITARY RESERVES , NATIONS , UNITED STATES , COMMUNITIES , MISSIONS , COOPERATION , DOCUMENTS , COLD WAR , RESOURCES , BUDGETS , DOMESTIC , ARMY


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE