Accession Number:

ADA170766

Title:

Implications of the Military Reform Movement for the Army's PPBES.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The military reform movement in the United States holds that there are several problems with the US military establishment. These problems are in the broad areas or organization, warfighting concepts, and technology and equipment. In all of these areas money is a major issue and thus inherently interesting to PPBES. Many of the problems identified by the movement and the misconceptions held by them and others can be traced to the instability inherent in an objectives based national planning system with a short term perspective. A superior mental construct would be the Clausewitizian notion of the Center of Gravity. From Center of Gravity based reasoning can be derived clear, stable and persuasive concepts which serve over the long term to provide criteria for force design decisions. The same concepts provide the basis for influencing the political consensus which is decisive in getting balanced resource programs funded. With Center of Gravity analysis as a continuing thread, the reform movements major themes are dealt with in terms of history, national values, the national planning system, development of strategy, the Congress, the bureaucracy, and PPBES itself.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE