Domestic Role for the U.S. Army in the Post Cold War Period
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The U.S. Army is undergoing significant pressure to change as a result of resource constraints in the Cold War period. Army roles and missions are being explored to align the Army with the realities of new threats and fiscal resource constraints. The challenge to the Army will be to become more efficient during downsizing while maintaining their constitutional requirement to defend the national strategic interests of the United States. Conducting domestic assistance provides a method to achieve this efficiency. A domestic assistance role by the Army is not new. Past domestic assistance roles, legalities involved, Congressionally proposed domestic roles and the thoughts and statements on domestic military roles of our political and military leadership are explored. Specific domestic roles are explored in detail including the negative aspects. Conclusions are made on which domestic roles could be considered by the U.S. Army.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics