Accession Number:

ADA024043

Title:

The Population Slowdown - A Challenge to the Military.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The future increase in percentage of citizens over 65 and associated larger outlays for social security will bring about a reording of priorities that will drastically cut that portion of national spending allocated to defense. A slowing population growth and, ultimately, a stagnating or decreasing population will prevent the economy from absorbing the additional costs. Defense cuts will require a dramatic change in U..S. strategies as the nation pulls back to a Fortress America. A partial alternative to such a move would be a very great increase in defense productivity brough about by a return to cmpulsory military service, preferably a national service for all youth, at nominal pay scales.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE