Accession Number:

ADA070046

Title:

US Global Retrenchment and the Army of 2000.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This memorandum considers the present period of US global retrenchment. The author affirms that this phenomenon reflects a mood of introspection and a desire to withdraw from international commitments. He contends that the retrenchment is exemplified not only by overt physical acts such as planned and actual reductions in overseas force structure and refusal to provide military aid to counter Communist expansionism, but also in more subtle psychological and philosophical nuances. The author concludes with an assessment of the effects of global retrenchment on the Army of year 2000, in terms of the need for increased strategic mobility, command, control and communications, and an improved state of readiness of both active and reserve components. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE