Accession Number : ADA266688


Title :   Strategy, Forces and Budgets: Dominant Influences in Executive Decision Making, Post-Cold War, 1989-91


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


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


Personal Author(s) : Snider, Don M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266688.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : The author assesses the processes by which plans for the future state of America's armed forces were developed. Working with a great deal of original source material, he illuminates the critical series of events that resulted in the development of the National Military Strategy of the United States and the 'base force.' He comments upon the roles played throughout this process by the Secretary of Defense, by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and by the Service Chiefs. He also assesses the extent to which the build-down has been achieved since the concept was approved, and how the process was affected by the Gulf war, domestic needs, and, to a lesser degree, by a change in administrations.... National military strategy, Military establishment, Base force, Build-down, Gulf War, Domestic needs


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , UNITED STATES , MANAGEMENT , COLD WAR , MILITARY BUDGETS , DOMESTIC , MATERIALS , DECISION MAKING , GULFS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE