Borrowed Military Manpower: What Alternative in a Smaller Army of the Future
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The collapse of the Warsaw Pact, improved U.S. Soviet relations, and a changing security environment present new challenges to the Army as it examines how best to restructure its forces in the face of major force reductions. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 calls on the Army to reduce its active strength to 520,000 over the next 5 years. How well the Army manages its restructuring will determine whether it can maintain combat effectiveness during this transitional period as well as into the future. One of the by products of past force structure operations has been increases of Borrowed Military Manpower and Troop Diversions. With increased emphasis on readiness, BMM and Troop Diversion must remain under control during this period of transition. Learning from past lessons should provide insight into how best to resolve the issue.
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