Accession Number : ADA303940

Title :   Evolving Service Poles in Presence Missions.

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Thomason, James S. ; Barnett, D. S. ; Horowitz, Stanley A. ; Kangas, Jack L. ; Tyson, Karen W.

PDF Url : ADA303940

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 358

Abstract : The National Security Strategy of the United States depends heavily on an effective mix of military power projection capability and day-to-day overseas presence of military assets in key regions. With the end of the Cold War, many central elements of U.S. national security strategy are coming under close scrutiny. One of these is overseas presence. How much is necessary? What forms best promote key U.S. objectives? Are there sensible new approaches to the funding and management of presence activities? This study develops a conceptual framework for thinking about overseas presence, compiles and analyzes the first all-Service chronology of discrete presence incidents over the last decade (1983-94), conducts six detailed case studies of presence operations, compiles a record of the perspectives of each major DoD component concerning overseas presence, and develops a methodology for comparing the effectiveness of alternative presence postures, including a set of costing principles that can be used to evaluate alternative presence postures. The study recommends that DoD move toward a more output-focused presence requirements process, building on the strengths of the expanded JROC and CINCACOM's Joint Adaptive Force Package Process.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *MISSIONS, *INTERVENTION, *OVERSEAS, LIBYA, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPLOYMENT, FORWARD AREAS, IRAQ, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, COST ANALYSIS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, CASE STUDIES, RESPONSE, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, COLD WAR, POWER, POSTURE(GENERAL), MILITARY BUDGETS, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, HAITI, STRATEGIC AREAS, MACEDONIA.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE