Planning an Army for the 21st Century: Principles to Guide U.S. Army Force Size, Mix, and Component Distribution
RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States
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Todays U.S. Army comprises the Regular Army and two reserve components RCs the Army National Guard of the United States ARNGUS and the U.S. Army Reserve USAR. As recent operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere have shown, the Army employs forces and capabilities from all three components to fulfill operational demands. Recent operations have also highlighted the unique attributes of the Army forces in each component. For example, the Army relied heavily on Regular Army forces combat forces in particular for initial major combat operations MCOs and employed reserve-component RC forces more extensively in subsequent force rotations.
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