Accession Number:

ADA058563

Title:

Domestic Dynamics and the US Army--The Next Twenty Years.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This memorandum discusses the current social, political, and economic milieu within the United States and identifies the more significant factors and trends which will likely affect the nation till the end of the century. The author projects these factors to form descriptions of the changing environment and indicates the implications involved for the US Army of the future. He contends that there will be continued public and governmental support for an adequate military force but that the size, composition, and support of that force will be more dependent than ever on the credibility and degree of external threat perceived by the public. Additionally, the US Army will be required to become more efficient and do more with less as competitions between demands for welfare and public services type programs conflict with requirements for a strong military establishment. The memorandum charges that the significant trends which will shape US society are already discernible and that the challenge to the Army is to effectively anticipate and manage those trends. Author.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE