Total Force Policy
Interim rept. to the Congress
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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In accordance with section 1101 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991, the Department of Defense is reviewing its Total Force Policy, active-reserve force mix, and military force structure. As required by the Authorization Act, the review is giving special emphasis to the operation, effectiveness, and soundness of the Total Force Policy the assignment of missions within and between the active and reserve components and the structure of U.S. active and reserve forces. The Total Force study complements the regular reviews of force structure issues conducted by the Department as part of its planning, programming, and budgeting process. The Study Group has considered assumptions about the use of reserve forces, and an array of other issues related to the Total Force. The recently initiated Operation DESERT SHIELD in and around the Arabian Peninsula is now testing many of these assumptions and may provide insights useful in reviewing the policy. This interim report describes the ongoing work of the Study Group, with special focus on the implementation of the Total Force Policy in the Southwest Asian crisis through August 31.
- Military Forces and Organizations