Expandability of the 21st Century Army
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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The Army actively studies and plans for near-term mobilization the readying of reserves for action. Reconstitution-or adding new units to the Army-hasnt been studied seriously since then- President George Bush made it an important element in his post- Cold War defense policy in 1992. Current thinking, as expressed in the recent Quadrennial Defense Review, is that a global peer competitor-the primary reason for thinking about reconstitution of the Army-is unlikely to emerge in the period between now and 2015. If expandability is thought of as any increase in the capabilities of the Army beyond its current ready forces, there are at least three reasons for considering all expandability options in todays strategic planning out to 2015.
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