Accession Number : ADA131657

Title :   A Model for the Development of US National Security Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Rossi,Arnold T ; Robbins,John E ; Stewart,John P

PDF Url : ADA131657

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The Study analyzed the process for developing US national security and concluded that the present process does not consider the nation's full spectrum of power. Only military strength is offered as the national security element through which the nation's security interests are upheld. This process may have been the optimum in an era when US military power was preeminent. But the conditions of the 1980s demand a new look, a new strategy that is not just based on military strength but considers, up-front, the political, economic, socio-cultural and technological elements in developing an understandable and implementable national strategy. The Study set forth a model for the development of national security strategy that enables the following: (1) Place national goals and interest as the focal point for all supporting strategies; (2) Display all the elements of power on the same plane, with objectives, steps and means aimed at the same national security goal, allowing for the assessment of direction, trade-offs, risks, impact and implication in a systemmatic manner; (3) Allow for adapting it (model) to national or grand, regional, country, or issue strategy as well as to a plan, program or budget process, and (4) Improvement in the quality of US national security strategy when the contest for world influence is becoming more zealous, thereby increasing the odds of success. (Author)

Descriptors :   *National security, *Management planning and control, *Balance of power, Military force levels, Political science, Econometrics, Sociometrics, Technology forecasting, Strategic analysis, Joint military activities, Planning programming budgeting, Models, Cooperation, Planning, Long range(Time)

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE