Accession Number : ADA308988

Title :   Implications for the Infantry of 2010.

Descriptive Note : Strategic research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bingham, Michael A.

PDF Url : ADA308988

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Over the past year, remarkable changes have occurred in our country which have had a significant impact on the future of our Army. Unparalleled public demand to balance the Federal budget has shut down our Federal government twice in the past six months as Congress and the President debated the details of how to do it. However, both sides agree that a significant reduction is required in the Defense budget. Recently withdrawn from Somalia, and Haiti, the Army now has 20,000+ soldiers in Bosnia. Peacekeeping and Humanitarian efforts in support of the UN have ushered in a variety of different missions. As the Army marches into a new era, it can no longer afford to focus only on the most dangerous threat at the exclusion of the most likely use of ground forces. This paper addresses why our Infantry force will be forced to restructure, discusses implications of the restructuring and offers some options to contribute to the discussion of the evolving nature of Infantry in the year 2010.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *INFANTRY, *FEDERAL BUDGETS, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, REDUCTION, BALANCE, SOMALIA, MILITARY BUDGETS, HAITI, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE