Accession Number : ADA114737

Title :   United States Military Posture for FY 1983.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA114737

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The purpose of this statement on the military posture of the United States is to augment and amplify reports and statements made by members of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Congressional hearings in support of the FY 1983 Defense Budget. Chapter I describes the challenges to US and allied security interests in both global and regional contexts. The chapter highlights the growth of Soviet military power, provides an overview of factors affecting US security interests in regions of special importance, and identifies the major implications of the various challenges. Chapter II addresses major components of the military balance between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective allies. The balance is discussed in terms of defense expenditures and strategic, theater nuclear, and conventional forces. Chapter III highlights several topics of special military interest. The topics addressed are the readiness of US forces, mobilization and industrial preparedness, mobility, manpower, technological leadership, security assistance, arms limitation agreements and negotiations, and US participation in Sinai peacekeeping activities. Detailed descriptions of the Armed Forces of the United States and its allies are found in Appendix A. Appendix B addresses the military capabilities of the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Peoples's Republic of China, as well as international terrorism. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *COMBAT READINESS, DEFENSE PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY STRATEGY, GLOBAL, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, THREATS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), USSR, BALANCE OF POWER, MILITARY TRAINING, TACTICAL WEAPONS, EFFICIENCY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE