Accession Number : ADA263943

Title :   The Cornerstones of Post-Cold War Strategy and The Joint Strategic Planning System.

Descriptive Note : Study project rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Deloney, John M.

Report Date : 03 FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The last three years have been characterized by international political turmoil. The threat to U.S. interests have shifted from a major superpower confrontation to potentially numerous regional conflicts. To meet this shift in world politics, the U.S. adopted a military force structure called the Base Force and developed a military strategy based on the principles of Strategic Deterrence and Defense; Forward Presence; Crisis Response; and Reconstitution. These are all valid strategies for the dynamic future, but each of them have shortfalls that prevent their successful execution. The process for incorporating these strategies into military doctrine is the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS) . This system was designed for the Cold War era and it is not workable in today's international political environment. Change 1 to the JSPS is being implemented in an attempt to align the JSPS with the realities of dynamic political upheaval. However, Change 1 does not go far enough in revising the JSPS. The format for the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP) is out of date. It does not consider the future expeditionary nature of America's military. The format for the JSCP needs to be changed to reflect the true posture of America's fighting forces.

Descriptors :   *COLD WAR, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY PLANNING, CONFLICT, CONFRONTATION, DETERRENCE, DYNAMICS, ENVIRONMENTS, FORMATS, INTERNATIONAL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, RESPONSE, STRATEGY, STRUCTURES, THREATS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE