Accession Number:

ADA361175

Title:

Smaller-scale Contingency Operations "An Emerging Strategy".

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Balancing available means to carry out our National Security Strategy NSS of Shape, Respond, and Prepare is no easy task. The resource versus strategy driven Quadrennial Defense Review QDR helped identify this resource shortfall to our strategic leaders. It also helped them realize that new approaches are required to deal with the realities of asymmetrical small-scale contingencies SSC, while preparing for two nearly simultaneous Major Theater Wars MTW and modernizing the force to achieve technological superiority over a future peer competitor. New ideas for RC utilization, contractor support, burden sharing, force mix, and resourcing are emerging on a daily basis within the beltway to redefine a military strategy that more efficiently balances resources with strategic interests. This paper is offered as a basis of study for all strategic thinkers responsible for meeting these future challenges by offering points for future consideration and analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE