Accession Number:

ADA383894

Title:

U.S. Army's Force Structure Options for Enhancing Effectiveness in Military Operations Other Than War

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 6 Aug 1999-2 Jun 2000

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-06-02

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

This study examines force structure options available to the United States Army to improve performance of its units in military operations other than war MOOTW without jeopardizing those units ability to fight and win two near simultaneous major theater wars MTW. The study begins by establishing the need for increased MOOTW competency based on recent historical trends, realistic assessments of future threats, and existing strategic guidance. Subsequently, the study examines the impact of recent force structure decisions and their potential to enhance MOOTW effectiveness in future operations. The study analyzes possible options discussed in existing literature to determine if they meet screening criteria to maintain combat readiness, meet strategic guidance, and provide for worst-case scenarios.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE