Accession Number : ADA296602

Title :   Military Capabilities: Stronger Joint Staff Role Needed to Enhance Joint Military Training,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA296602

Report Date : 06 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : Today, U.S. military strategy emphasizes that air, land, sea, and special operations forces must be capable of working together in large-scale combat and noncombat operations. The major regional conflict represented by Operation Desert Storm, the humanitarian relief efforts in Rwanda and Somalia, and the operation to restore democracy in Haiti illustrate the diverse missions U.S. forces can expect to perform. Because U.S. forces must be adequately prepared for joint operations, the former Chairmen and Ranking Minority Members, Subcommittees on Military Forces and Personnel and Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services (now the Committee on National Security), asked GAO to determine (1) the scope of the Department of Defense's (DoD) joint training activities, (2) the effectiveness of the management of these activities, and (3) the actions that have been taken and any additional actions needed to improve joint training.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, IRAQ, LAND WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, TRAINING, UNDERSEA WARFARE, AERIAL WARFARE, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, SOMALIA, SPECIAL FORCES, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE), DEMOCRACY, NONCOMBATANT, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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