Accession Number:

ADA250843

Title:

The Industrial Base: Facing Extinction

Descriptive Note:

Study Project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The industrial base, that supports the military in the production and supply of everything from high-tech weapons to boots and bandages, includes both the private and public sectors. The portion that has always been privately owned and operated has remained so. Yet, many organic operations have shifted from government owned and operated to an increased dependence on the private sector. This cooperation has been responsible for developing some of the most advanced weapons in the entire world. In doing so, it has provided our men and women of the armed services the best equipment of any military force. Today, it may be on the brink of a great upheaval. Perhaps more accurately - a great downhill slide. The heyday of the Reagan Administration, when the emphasis was on upgrading the equipment, weapons and everyday items used by our troops, has given way to a focus on the day-to-day problems of everyday America. Monies that before were used to support research, production, and maintenance of our military equipment is now being directed to drug interdiction, pollution, and health care.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE