Project AIR FORCE 1997
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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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.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics