Accession Number:

ADA343367

Title:

Project AIR FORCE 1997

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

U.S. military forces face growing challenges as demands for peacetime operations abroad continue and as potential adversaries gain new capabilities. Meanwhile, the U.S. defense community does not appear ready to capitalize on the potential of advanced firepower and information systems. These trends could lead to a situation in which U.S. forces lack the ability to defeat aggression without risking unacceptably high casualties and costs. Moreover, peacetime deployments might become primary future drivers of force size failure to account for this phenomenon could create serious stresses on the force in terms of people and equipment. This project produced assessments and recommendations regarding four key aspects of U.S. defense planning 1 scenarios, 2 alternative approaches to theater warfare, 3 transparent assessments, 4 U.S. overseas posture and operations tempo.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE