Accession Number:

ADA248177

Title:

The Armed Forces in a New Political Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

In the United States there has been a post-cold war shift in public attention from foreign to domestic crises. This political transformation will have profound consequences for the armed forces. Popular passions can demobilize armies as rapidly as they mobilize them. The ability of the armed forces to compete for resources in the contemporary political environment will determine the degree to which the military leadership can adequately maintain the nations defenses. The political relationships among the people, the government, and the army will determine the resources available to support the national military strategy. It is, therefore, essential that senior military officers understand the nature of the new domestic environment, what motivates it, and what its duration is likely to be. This essay contributes to the debate over national priorities. U.S. Armed Forces, National Military strategy, Domestic environment, National priorities.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE