Improving Force Development Within the U.S. Department of Defense: Diagnosis and Potential Prescriptions
RAND CORP ARLINGTON VA ARLINGTON United States
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The first of these two quotations is taken from General Dempseys assessment of the strategy and defense program outlined in the U.S. Department of Defenses DoDs Quadrennial Defense Review of 2014. It is, obviously, not an optimistic take on the future military balance regrettably, it has proven prophetic. Dempsey made his assessment before Russia intervened forcibly in eastern Ukraine, before the so-called Islamic State or ISIS overran and seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq, and before it was decided that U.S. forces were going to remain in Afghanistan in significant numbers. All of those developments have placed additional demands on U.S. forces, yet the resources provided to them have not substantially increased.
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