Accession Number : ADA194923

Title :   European Troop Strength: A Historical Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Varney, Raymond E

PDF Url : ADA194923

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Congress imposed ceilings on the number of military personnel assigned in Europe as early as 1982. These European Troop Strength (ETS) ceilings have affected NATO ally perceptions of US commitment to NATO and their own conventional force readiness and sustainability levels. A more significant impact has been felt by the US military forces deployed in Europe as they have had to offset growth in manpower driven by the deployment of new systems and capabilities by out-of-hide manpower decrements. The study reviews congressional intent and the evolution of congressional legislation, examines the impact of ETS ceilings on US NATO allies, and examines the impact on the US military, focusing on the impact to United States Air Forces in Europe.

Descriptors :   *EUROPE, *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE, GROWTH(GENERAL), MANPOWER, NATO, OPERATIONAL READINESS, STRENGTH(GENERAL)

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE