Accession Number : ADA309284

Title :   The Military's Modernization Crisis - Modernization Funding Must Be Increased, While the Defense Budget Tumbles.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Swanson, Gregory H.

PDF Url : ADA309284

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Over the years, cuts in the defense budget have had a significant impact on the modernization of our military forces. This study explores the nature of the defense cuts, what impact they have had and what changes may be made. It argues that while the defense budget will continue to decline, funding for modernization of our military forces must be increased. The paper connects the requirements of the military with the desires of the American people and the national strategy. It examines how our strategy may change due to budget realities.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *MILITARY BUDGETS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, OPERATIONAL READINESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE