Accession Number : ADA262304


Title :   Amphibious Warfare Ships for the 21st Century


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992,


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Hanke, R R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262304.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : This paper discusses the amphibious warfare ships of the United States Navy. The build down of the Department of Defense has been driven by victory in the Cold War and defeat in the battle of the budget. For the first time this century Americans have the chance to reshape the military forces that were previously focused on the Soviet Union. At the same time, the new democracies seem to have created a world that is less stable than the superpower struggle of the twentieth century. The 1992 election has accelerated the calls to use the peace dividend to solve the economy's woes. The United States finds itself a debtor nation with little flexibility to fund an endless demand for dollars. Voters want jobs for Americans and they want to feel more secure about their future.


Descriptors :   *NAVY , *NAVAL BUDGETS , *AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , USSR , WARFARE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , DEMOCRACY , BATTLES , COLD WAR , NATIONS , UNITED STATES , JOBS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE