Accession Number : ADA304968

Title :   Evolving Service Roles 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 : ADA304968

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 ClNCACOM%s Joint Ada tive Force Packaqe Process.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *OVERSEAS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), REQUIREMENTS, DEPLOYMENT, FORWARD AREAS, UNITED STATES, STRATEGY, REGIONS, CASE STUDIES, RESPONSE, COLD WAR, DAILY OCCURRENCE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE