A Force Structure Proposal for the Current Interwar Period.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual force structure for the relatively low-threat environment that is likely to follow the Cold War by one or two decades. The present period is an opportunity for the American economy to regain its strength while Americas Army retains and evolves the unsurpassed excellence that resulted in victory in the Persian Gulf War. The present period is also a crossroads for America to either strengthen or erode its armys constitutional ties. The period between world wars lasted two decades. If this is a guide to how long we have to repair the Cold War ravages to the American economy, we are already one-quarter of the way through it. The military-political-economic conundrum the Nation now faces is how to retain military excellence and capability while re-structuring the Army to save money and to expand popular support of military affairs.
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