Accession Number : ADA295569

Title :   A Force Structure Proposal for the Current Interwar Period.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Holmberg, Peter

PDF Url : ADA295569

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual force structure for the relatively low-threat environment that is likely to follow the Cold War by one or two decades. The present period is an opportunity for the American economy to regain its strength while America's Army retains and evolves the unsurpassed excellence that resulted in victory in the Persian Gulf War. The present period is also a crossroads for America to either strengthen or erode its army's constitutional ties. The period between world wars lasted two decades. If this is a guide to how long we have to repair the Cold War ravages to the American economy, we are already one-quarter of the way through it. The military-political-economic conundrum the Nation now faces is how to retain military excellence and capability while re-structuring the Army to save money and to expand popular support of military affairs.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *COLD WAR, MILITARY HISTORY, GLOBAL, ECONOMICS, PERSIAN GULF, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, REPAIR, ARMY OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE