Proactive Forward Deployments: A Concept for U. S. Military Power Projection in the 1980's.
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ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Projection of national power abroad will continue to be a US objective in the 1980s and the military strategy to support that objective will include forward deployment of forces. The Research Group examined the current trends and prospective realities which could influence US power projection in the 1980s. An analysis of these trends and realities resulted in a consensus that there will be an increased US focus on political and economic issues both at home and abroad, and a corresponding intolerance of the status quo military deployment posture. The basic problem, then, was to develop a new forward deployment concept which would best support the collective national interest rather than disabling or complicating our political and economic affairs abroad. The Research Group proposed a Proactive Deployment Concept. The foundation of this new concept is the notion that the massing of smaller, more flexible forces in an area of interest or tension and withdrawing these forces when interests change or tension ease should be perceived as routine US political and military options.
- Government and Political Science