Accession Number : ADA308968

Title :   The Effects Operations Other Than War has on the Readiness of the United States Army.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hatley, Jerry D.

PDF Url : ADA308968

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The United States Army is committed to Operations Other Than War to protect the strategic interests of the United States. With the recent increase in the number of peacekeeping missions a concern exists on the negative effects OOTW has on the Readiness of the Army. If the Army is focused on peacekeeping, will it be trained and ready to fight a major regional conflict without extensive retraining? This paper presents a view that indicates there is some confusion on exactly what role OOTW has in this nation's National Strategic Policy and it will address the positive and negative viewpoints of the effects OOTW has on the readiness of the United States Army. A summation will provide an analysis of the different viewpoints.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONS, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MISSIONS, CONFLICT, RETRAINING, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE