Accession Number : ADA263462
Title : Domestic Missions for the Armed Forces
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Nunn, Sam
Report Date : Feb 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : In 1992 Senator Sam Nunn, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, initiated legislation to enhance civilian and military cooperation in resolving critical domestic needs. The political context of this speech is as important as its content. The cold war is over, domestic crises are manifesting themselves, and the Armed Forces, especially after the Gulf War, enjoy unprecedented prestige and unique capabilities and efficiencies. These efficiencies, Senator Nunn believes, can be turned on domestic difficulties. As budgets are cut, the broad area of roles and missions also become the vehicle for scrubbing the budget and revalidating missions and force structures. The revalidation process continues, and, in simple terms, the defense budget will see dollars being taken out or new missions added. This paper details Senator Nunn's ideas for new missions.
Descriptors : *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *BUDGETS , STRUCTURES , EFFICIENCY , MISSIONS , LEGISLATION , COOPERATION , SENATE , NATIONAL DEFENSE , MILITARY BUDGETS , DOMESTIC , COLD WAR , SPEECH , VEHICLES
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE