Accession Number:

ADA276896

Title:

A Budget for the CINCs?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Since the United States experience in World War 11, the American military has marched along an uneven path - from the National Security Act of 1947 to the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 - of increasing unity of direction and effort. Throughout there has been a natural tension between the services who control the programs and budgets, and the unified commanders who are charged with the responsibility to execute the militarys warfighting mission. The current drawdown in defense force structure and budgets makes the competition for dollars and resources all the more keener. This paper addresses the question, Are the services buying what the warfighters need A study of the system and testimony of key figures indicates that we now have an acceptable balance of budget authority and responsibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE