Accession Number:

ADA487625

Title:

Spring 2008 Industry Study. Privatized Military Operations Industry

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The end of the Cold War and the United States U.S. military downsizing in the 1990s drastically altered the U.S. approach to warfare. The decrease in American forces by as much as one-third coupled with an increase in global military missions created the demand for private military services. Since the end of the Cold War U.S. military reliance on contract services in the form of consulting, security and other support has grown significantly, however, public scrutiny and distrust exist due to perceptions of inherent public-private shortcomings. Privatized Military Operations PMO can meet shortfalls in military capacity, but will only remain effective and efficient if an agreed upon framework for planning, funding, execution, and oversight is implemented and enforced by the United States Government.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE