Defense Management: Comprehensive Cost Information and Analysis of Alternatives Needed to Assess Military Posture in Asia
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Department of Defense DoD is currently conducting the largest transformation of military posture in the Pacific region since the end of World War II. Transforming posture in Korea, Japan, and Guam will affect tens of thousands of military personnel and their families and require the construction of hundreds of new facilities and more than 3,500 housing units. GAO was asked to examine the following 1 initiatives in Korea, their cost implications, and the basis for tour normalization 2 initiatives in Japan and Guam and their cost implications and 3 the extent to which DoD estimates the total cost of posture and addresses affordability issues. GAO assessed DoD policies and procedures, interviewed relevant DoD and State Department officials, and analyzed cost data from the military services. GAO recommends that DoD develop a business case analysis for its strategic objectives related to tour normalization in Korea, limit investments at Camp Humphreys until the business case is completed, and develop comprehensive cost estimates of its posture in the Pacific. DoD generally agreed with GAOs recommendations, but it did not specify what corrective actions it would take or time frames for completion.
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