Accession Number : ADA267400


Title :   Twenty-First Century Force: A Federal Army and a Militia


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


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


Personal Author(s) : Heller, Charles E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267400.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 110


Abstract : The author contends that the United States must retain a creditable deterrent force that is relevant to both the post-cold war as well as the domestic situation. He proposes a two-component force: a Federal Army composed of the Active Component and the U.S. Army Reserve, and a second component, the Army National Guard, the historic militia. The author claims his 21st century force is cost efficient because it relies on the strengths of each current Army component and, at the same time, assumes a significant domestic support role. He recommends this force with the expectation that it will lead to a reexamination of existing paradigms and thus add to the current force structure, force mix, and roles and missions debate. Active Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Base Force, Base Force 2, Base Force 3, Domestic issues, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Forward presence, Contingency operations, Support base missions


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *ARMY , NATIONAL GUARD , UNITED STATES , STRUCTURES , TIME , COSTS , MISSIONS , COLD WAR , OPERATION , STORMS , DOMESTIC


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE