Accession Number:

ADA110628

Title:

Pacific Armies Management Seminar (5th) Held at manila, Republic of the Philippines on 16-20 November 1981.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WESTERN COMMAND FORT SHAFTER HI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

Conclusions 1 Soviet expansionist activities in the Asia-Pacific Region aggravate regional security and complicate definitive planning by compounding the range of missions, external and internal 2 Developing nations lack the resources required for total, unilateral self-defense therefore, they must rely upon defense pacts with regional nations to assure sovereignty 3 Since collective defense is the only apparent affordable defense arrangement, interoperability among ground forces and supporting air and naval forces becomes an imperative 4 Compact, highly mobile regular forces, backed by substantial reserves that have received comparable peacetime training and that can be quickly mobilized, appear to be the most feasible and affordable combination of ground forces 5 The long-term investment in officer and non-commissioned officer training is essential to current force vitality and even more important to mobilization and force expansion on the eve of conflict, and 6 Training programs must accommodate technological changes in weaponry and associated equipment and should strive to exploit technology to improve training effectiveness and achieve greater economics.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE