Accession Number:

ADA224085

Title:

Finance Support during Low Intensity Conflict: Providing the Sustainment Edge

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

As a global power, being prepared to project and sustain a credible force ready to fight throughout the world across the continuum of conflict is a necessary, but expensive undertaking. Army leadership has recognized that, at least for the foreseeable future, the Army is more likely to become involved in a low intensity conflict LIC than any other type of combat operation. Consequently, how to plan for, how to sustain, and even how to fight during a low intensity conflict are new, emerging elements of important Army and joint service doctrine. In this regard, much of todays contingency planning is also centered around possible LIC scenarios. This study focuses on finance and resource management service and support issues associated with the larger challenge of sustaining LIC or contingency operations. In the authors view, certain aspects of present Army financial management doctrine and procedures should be changed, thereby enhancing our ability to sustain a LIC or contingency operation. Each chapter explores numerous critical Army finance and accounting and resource management issues associated with sustaining the installation, the deployed unittask force, and the individual soldier, respectively. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE