Accession Number : ADA192416

Title :   United States Military Posture for FY 1989.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA192416

Report Date : Jan 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The primary purpose of this statement on the military posture of the United States is to supplement testimony by the Chairman and other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at congressional hearings in support of the FY 1989 Defense Budget. Chapter I is an overview that describes the main challenges to US national security, outlines objectives and elements of US military strategy, and highlights continuing efforts to field the best possible armed forces for the protection of US national interests. Chapter II compares US defense requirements and resource commitment with those of the Soviet Union. Chapter III provides an overview of the global military environment by comparing US and allied forces with Soviet and Warsaw Pact forces. Chapter IV assesses the current and projected capability of the US Armed Forces to meet the Soviet nuclear threat. Chapter V assesses the current and projected capability of the US Armed Forces, in concert with friends and allies, to meet the Soviet conventional military threat. This chapter deals primarily with joint perspectives that have increased the capabilities and efficiency of our forces. Chapter VI addresses other topics of interest. Unless otherwise noted, data shown in this report have used operational as opposed to treaty inventories for strategic weapon systems, a fiscal year cutoff date of 30 September 1987, and mobilized forces. Additionally, data have been developed based on a global as opposed to regional war scenario.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *NATIONAL DEFENSE, COMBAT READINESS, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ENVIRONMENTS, GLOBAL, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, NUCLEAR WARFARE, SCENARIOS, STRATEGIC WEAPONS, THREATS, TREATIES, UNITED STATES, USSR, WARFARE, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, POSTURE(GENERAL), NUCLEAR FORCES(MILITARY)

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE