Accession Number:

ADA229888

Title:

Shaping the U.S. Military for the Global Security Environment of the Year 2000

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-19

Pagination or Media Count:

316.0

Abstract:

With the Cold War concluded, what kind of military should the U.S. have What capabilities should this force possess Is the Defense Department likely to produce the forces the nation needs, and if not, why not To answer these questions, the study first examines the factors and influences that make changes and adjustments in the military likely and advisable. Second, the study examines defense adjustments made after the Korean and Vietnam wars. The dissertation then examines future defense requirements. Next it examines the Defense Departments process for strategic planning and force structuring, reaching judgements about its adequacy as a force design instrument. The final two chapters offer an alternative approach to strategic planning and force design. Keywords Military forces United States, Military strategy, Military organizations, Military doctrine, Economic analysis, Low intensity conflict, Defense planning, Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE