Accession Number:

AD1084598

Title:

Outsourcing of War in the Western Roman Empire (285 to 476 A.D.) and Applicability to Current U.S. Military in Afghanistan

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines military outsourcing effects on U.S. policy, and what is driving this strategy. A relevant historical parallel exists between Americas situation and that of ancient Rome. The Western Roman Empires 285 to 476 A.D. use of outsourcing to supplement its military, in conjunction with the factors that forced the necessity of outsourcing, exacerbated the reasons behind Romes eventual downfall. The Empires vast size and the populations increased disconnect with the military resulted in the use of non-citizens. This created challenges for Rome that it ultimately would not be able to overcome. The U.S. should examine the mistakes made in the Roman Empire and avoid taking a similar path.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE