Forward Deployment in the 1970's and 1980's,
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON D C RESEARCH DIRECTORATE
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The author defines Forward deployment as the regular assignment of US military forces to bases and facilities around the defense perimeter which, with our allies consent and support, we have established overseas. Forward basing refers to both the base and operating rights structure which supports these regularly deployed military forces as well as any other forces one may choose to project in its broadest sense, forward basing refers not simply to dedicated US or common defense basing and facilities and rights but also to that web of agreement and practice which governs access to nondedicated bases and facilities. The author suggests that the United States needs a better, more cohesive approach to the establishment of an overseas basing posture one in which both military and political necessities should be considered.
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