Accession Number : ADA308718

Title :   The Future Use of Military Force: A Revision of the Weinberger Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Chappell, John S.

PDF Url : ADA308718

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The evolving nature of the world overshadows the Armed Forces with an uncertain future. Emerging threats and the changing complexities of the world cause us to review how we, as a nation, intend to apply the military element of power. This ambiguous and volatile situation dictates that the military develop a framework from which to offer appropriate advice to our political leadership on the future use of military force. Through an analysis of our values-based history, the direction of our senior military leadership, and the 1988 Weinberger Doctrine, it is clear that a framework is necessary in deciding how to promote national values and protect national interests. This paper proposes a revision of the Weinberger Doctrine that will assist our senior leadership in deciding about the future use of military force.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *COMBAT READINESS, *MODIFICATION, *MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY PERSONNEL, POLITICAL SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP, VOLATILITY, COERCIVE FORCE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE