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Improving the Effectiveness of Joint Military Exercises: An Important Tool for Military Readiness

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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Joint Chiefs of Staff exercises are a primary means for U.S. Forces achieving joint interservice and combined U.S. and allied forces operations training. They are, therefore, important to the readiness of U.S. Forces and should be continued. The Joint Chiefs of Staff Exercise Programs importance and cost programed at 148million in fiscal year 1979 dictate effective planning and execution. However, GAO found serious weaknesses in the procedures for developing and executing the Joint Chiefs Exercise Program.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]