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Defense Industrial Base (DIB): Munitions Realignment for 2020
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the projected completion of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2014 present strategic budgetary challenges to our political and senior military leaders. As the U.S. Army transitions from an organization at war to an organization focused on garrison-based training, the requirement to retain the munitions Defense Industrial Base DIB capability is absolutely necessary. This essay describes the current status of the munitions DIB, identifies the current types of facilities in the federal inventory, and provides analysis on capacity for policy adjustments. It focuses on the U.S. Armys strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific region and the Army of 2020 to identify any excess or shortfalls in the current capacity. It then recommends changes to facility types and locations to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of future munitions support.
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