Accession Number : ADA264121


Title :   Army Roles, Missions and Organization for the Post Cold War


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Latimer, John C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264121.pdf


Report Date : 07 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : This study reviews current U.S. Army roles and missions, examines the effects of a changed strategic landscape precipitated by the end of the cold war, and proposes changes in roles, missions, and organizations to meet the challenges of a post Cold War world. Specifically, it examines United States foreign policy goals and protection of U.S. vital and major interests; changes in global power following the end of the Cold War; the increase in ethnic and regional strife in Eastern Europe; the changing nature of regional conflict and the proliferation of mass destruction weapons; the emerging role of the United Nations in conflict resolution and peacekeeping; the Army's involvement in the war on drugs; public support and expectations; and, the size, organization and funding of Army forces. The study is not intended, nor does it try to determine roles and functions for the other Services. It does propose the creation of a composite division, made up of both heavy and light brigades, to better fulfill Army roles and missions and increase division utility in an uncertain world.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *MISSIONS , *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , WEAPONS , EUROPE , GLOBAL , UNITED STATES , ORGANIZATIONS , MASS , RESOLUTION , EASTERN EUROPE , UNITED NATIONS , ARMY , DRUGS , POWER , CONFLICT , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , PROTECTION , COLD WAR , DIVISION , LIGHT , DESTRUCTION , FOREIGN , POLICIES , NATIONS , FUNCTIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE