Accession Number:

ADA333367

Title:

Force Planning in an Era of Uncertainty: Two MRCs As A Force Sizing Framework

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE