Accession Number:

ADA028261

Title:

US Army Officers' Attitudes and Perceptions of National and International Issues and Trends.

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

A representative sample of the officer corps was surveyed to ascertain their attitudes and perceptions of past, present, and future national and international issues and trends. The results of the 410 responses were analyzed and compared with the results of a similar survey conducted in 1972. While the 1972 survey, taken during the Vietnam era, showed a vast divergence of views between the younger and older officers regarding dangers to the US, the 1976 survey indicated general agreement among all length-of-service groups. The Peoples Republic of China PRC decreased significantly as a likely US opponent in a major war, and the USSR increased considerably as a likely opponent. The Middle East and communism as a whole continue to concern the officer corps Africa appeared in the 1976 survey as a likely area of minor conflict. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE