Accession Number : ADA293165

Title :   Reconstitution: A Strategic Policy Assessment with Case Application of the Maritime Patrol Force.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Nov 94-Feb 95.

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Suttie, Richard D.

PDF Url : ADA293165

Report Date : 21 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : Reconstitution, a policy which comprised one of the four major pillars of the National Military Strategy in 1992, and one which has been omitted from the draft National Military Strategy due to be released in 1995, remains central to the United State's ability to credibly deter against, and fight, the next war. Furthermore, and most critically, the Department of Defense and U.S. national policy makers have not adequately addressed some of the most difficult tenets of reconstitution, and therefore find themselves embracing ever increasing risk regarding America's ability to reconstitute. The analysis of reconstitution includes an assessment of historical example, defense fiscal trends, philosophical foundations, defense resource allocation systems, and defense industrial base sensitivities. The Maritime Patrol Aviation warfare community of the United States Navy is used as a case study to examine and expose the effects of a reconstitution strategy implied, but not fully understood. An emphasis is placed on reconstitution as a potentially required process initiated for events short of war, and its relationship to gradual mobilization response.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MOBILIZATION, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, *DEFENSE PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY, NAVAL AVIATION, POLICIES, RISK, STRATEGY, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, NAVY, SHORT RANGE(TIME), CASE STUDIES, RESPONSE, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVAL WARFARE, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, OCEANS, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, MILITARY PLANNING, DETERRENCE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems
      Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE