Accession Number:

ADA327907

Title:

U.S. Air and Ground Conventional Forces for NATO: Mobility and Logistics Issues,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The defense budget that the Congress will be considering in fiscal year 1979 places a strong emphasis on improving U.S. conventional forces for NATO. U.S. decisions concerning air and ground conventional forces for NATO are, however, tied closely to, and must be assessed in terms of, the capabilities of our NATO allies. This paper outlines the increasing importance of mobility and logistics in NATO defense. It compares U.S. and allied capabilities in those areas and presents options regarding U.S. decisions on logistics and mobility. The paper is part of a CBO series on the U.S. military role in NATO. Other papers in this series are U.S. Air and Ground Conventional Forces for NATO Overview January 1978, Assessing the NATOWarsaw Pact Military Balance December 1977, and two forthcoming background papers, Air Defense Issues and Firepower Issues. This series was under taken at the request of the Senate Budget Committee. In accordance with CBOs mandate to provide objective analysis, the study offers no recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE