Accession Number : ADA255112

Title :   Strategy and Management in the Post-Cold War Pentagon.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Art, Robert J.

Report Date : 22 JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The author explores two fundamental and interrelated questions about the National Military Strategy. First, how well suited is the strategy to the needs of the post-cold War world, and second, does the top political and military leadership of the Pentagon have sufficient control over the defense bureaucracy to make its decisions stick? The author's answer to the first question is that two of the strategy's four foundations--strategic defense and reconstitution--are beyond the scope of our resources as well as any conceivable threats on the horizon. In answering the second question, the author relates management to strategy and concludes that, as a result of the 1986 Defense Reorganization Act, the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff now possess the requisite management tools to get what they want from the bureaucracies they oversee. National military strategy; interservice rivalry; defense management.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, COLD WAR, CONTROL, HORIZON, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, RESOURCES, STRATEGY, THREATS, TOOLS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE