Domestic Missions for the Armed Forces
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In 1992 Senator Sam Nunn, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, initiated legislation to enhance civilian and military cooperation in resolving critical domestic needs. The political context of this speech is as important as its content. The cold war is over, domestic crises are manifesting themselves, and the Armed Forces, especially after the Gulf War, enjoy unprecedented prestige and unique capabilities and efficiencies. These efficiencies, Senator Nunn believes, can be turned on domestic difficulties. As budgets are cut, the broad area of roles and missions also become the vehicle for scrubbing the budget and revalidating missions and force structures. The revalidation process continues, and, in simple terms, the defense budget will see dollars being taken out or new missions added. This paper details Senator Nunns ideas for new missions.
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations