Accession Number:

AD1111489

Title:

Effects of Downsizing on Army Preparedness

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

7

Abstract:

After the end of each major conflict in which Unites States military forces have been involved, the U.S. government has significantly down-sized military manpower, funding and equipment, first due to public fear of a large standing army, then as a budgetary savings tool. For the greater part of the nations history, geographic isolation, cultural aversion to militarism, and competition among governmental functions for shares of the federal budget have resulted in relatively small scale active military forces. Gargan, 1999.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]