Accession Number:

ADA279551

Title:

Engagement Through Deployment: Shaping America's Future Military

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-11

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Defense Department Bottom-Up Review in October 1993 established the ability to fight two near-simultaneous major regional conflicts as the primary basis for U.S. military force structure planning. Current force reductions are reshaping the military both to meet this mission and to meet very stringent budget limits. It is becoming clear that these budget limits are too small to support a future force large enough to fight two wars, yet still modern and ready enough to win them. Without a compelling global threat, the spending is unlikely to increase. Americas military is faced with a mismatch between its plans and its resources. The nations strategy of engagement rests on two co- equal military pillars the capability to conduct diverse global operations other than war, and the capability to deploy to a major regional war and win it.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE