Force Planning in an Era of Uncertainty: Two MRCs As A Force Sizing Framework
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The uncertainty of the post-Cold War world has left defense planners and analysts debating the proper force planning methodology to pursue, and opened a broader debate concerning the size and purpose of the U.S. military establishment. The author argues that post-Cold War force planning must be founded on a logical integration of threat- and capabilities-based planning methodologies. He addresses the issue of the two Major Regional Contingency MRC force-sizing paradigm. The author concludes that in a world characterized by uncertainty and regional instability, the two MRC framework constitutes a logical basis for organizing U.S. defense planning efforts.
- Defense Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics