Accession Number : ADA267438

Title :   FY91 Budget Estimate. Executive Summary, Department of the Army.

Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT) WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : SEP 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The United States Army is a strategic force. For deterrence, ground forces represent the Nation's most visible credible, and powerful commitment. Army forces--prepared to fight alongside our sister services and allies--are necessary for direct defense, indispensable as an alternative to nuclear war, and essential for effective conflict termination. In the event of low intensity conflict and major contingency operations, the Army alone possesses the variety of forces and capabilities to get the job done, anywhere, anytime. As the burden of deterrence continues to shift to conventional forces in general, and land forces in particular, the Army must remain constantly ready. More than one-half of the Total Army is in the U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Today's Active Component force structure is the smallest since 1950. Since 1988, the Army has eliminated two brigades from Active divisions and increased reliance on the Reserve Components to provide round-out brigades to assure full divisions in wartime. While real advances in readiness and increased warfighting capability have been made, the current Army force structure is inadequate to meet U.S. worldwide requirements. The threat, particularly from the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies, continues

Descriptors :   *ARMY BUDGETS, MILITARY STRATEGY, MILITARY RESERVES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, ENLISTED PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE