Accession Number:

ADA222899

Title:

Strategic Airlift Requirements after Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Reductions

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The ability of the United States to deter aggression, limit conflict, or to wage war demands a capability to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military fighting forces on a worldwide basis. Inherent in that capability is the need for a strong strategic airlift force. With the dramatic events in 1989 -- the breaching of the Berlin Wall, the fall of communist governments in Eastern Europe, and the prospect of German Reunification -- the focus of our national military strategy has changed. For the past 40 years that focus has been almost exclusively the Soviet Union and a NATO-Warsaw Pact war in Europe. The proposed CFE limits will further change that focus by redefining the East-West balance in Europe at much lower, but equal, levels of personnel and materiel. Since our strategy must change, it follows that our strategic airlift requirements should change. This study examines those changes by comparing the requirements after CFE with the historic minimum airlift goal of 66 million ton-miles per day that came out of the Congressionally Mandated Mobility Study in 1981. jes

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE