Accession Number:

ADA528009

Title:

A Power Projection Force: Some Concrete Proposals

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE