Accession Number : ADA594671


Title :   What the QDR Ought to Say about Landpower


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Hoffman, Francis G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a594671.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) will have been completed as of this writing, but will not yet have been published. Facing new strategic priorities and mounting fiscal pressures, it is anticipated that the capacity or size of American landpower will be substantially reduced: the Army's end strength could be decremented to a post-World War II low of just 420,000 to 450,000 soldiers. This article considers the implications of such reductions.


Descriptors :   *ARMY , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *LAND WARFARE , *MARINE CORPS , *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , *MILITARY PLANNING , *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , ACTIVE DUTY , ADAPTATION , MILITARY BUDGETS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY RESERVES , MISSIONS , UNCERTAINTY


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE