A Power Projection Force: Some Concrete Proposals
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Have you noticed that everybody in a US military uniform has suddenly developed a burning interest in something called power projection The sea services coined the term several years ago to describe what aircraft carrier aviators and Marines do best--pop up from over the sea horizon and hammer troublemakers ashore. During the Cold War, the Navy and Marines did a lot of this sort of thing while large forward contingents, the overwhelming bulk of the Army and Air Force, held the line against the Soviet Union and its irksome minions. Now, with the Evil Empire melted down as thoroughly as the Wicked Witch of the West, all four armed services have proclaimed a renewed interest in projecting power against Americas remaining foes around the globe. The US Army, harnessed for decades to static deterrence missions in Europe and northeast Asia, has responded to the challenge of power projection with a fervor appropriate to the newly converted.
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