Accession Number:

ADA364115

Title:

Restructuring the Armed Forces to Meet U.S. National Security Interests Through 2015.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Composed primarily of conventional forces, with nuclear deterrent capability, Americas military is obsolete for post cold war realities. The United States is the worlds only superpower. A credible peer competitor does not exist to challenge the U.S. nor is one expected through the year 2015. Instead, the world has changed to one fraught with asymmetric threats, which strike at the Achilles heel of U.S. conventional strategy and force structure. Force structure and strategy changes are inevitable as the military struggles with its identity crisis in a world that is changing at an ever-increasing rate. The opportunity now exists to dramatically reduce the size and cost of the armed forces by transferring the bulk of its conventional capability to the reserves, while maintaining lethal and highly mobile units in the active force to deal with asymmetric threats. A revolutionary restructuring of the military not only prepares it to fight the next war, but also recognizes budgetary realities of the years ahead.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE