Accession Number : ADA289696

Title :   Total Force: Federal Reserves and State National Guards.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Heller, Charles E.

PDF Url : ADA289696

Report Date : 07 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This report considers the growing strategic importance of the Armed Forces Reserve Components. The thesis is that declining defense budgets leading to smaller Active Component forces, coupled with the inherent dangers facing the world community in a multipolar world, will make the use of Reserve forces on a recurring basis a necessity. Yet, the Reserve Components' roles, legal basis, mission, mobilization, training, force structure, and relationship to their respective Active Component remain relatively little understood. This report seeks to clarify these areas.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *MILITARY PLANNING, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, NATIONAL GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MOBILIZATION, MILITARY DOCTRINE, FORECASTING, THESES, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, THREAT EVALUATION, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), STATE GOVERNMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE