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What Kind of War Should the Army Reserve be Trained to Fight.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The increasing expense of modern arms indicates that the United States cannot afford to sustain an active Army large enough to wage the wars it may become involved in. Thus an increased reliance upon less expensive reserve component forces becomes inevitable. To train these forces for employment only in the event of full-scale war would be economically perilous, since this would require an active Army large enough to wage a succession of limited wars. Thus, although the mobilization of reserve component units entails international and domestic consequences which may on occasion mitigate against their actual employment in limited war, the reserve components must nevertheless be trained for deployment in the event of limited war. This, in turn, entails an unprecedented emphasis upon the preparedness of the reserve components for post-mobilization deployment into combat. Author
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