Accession Number : ADA311157

Title :   Training for Peace: The U.S. Army's Post-Cold War Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hardesty, Michael J.

PDF Url : ADA311157

Report Date : 04 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. national military strategy had to go through dramatic change. This paper traces the policy and doctrinal evolution of this change and the corresponding adjustments to the Army's training strategy. A case is made that because operations other than war are significantly different from war itself, an expanded training approach is necessary. How the U.S. Army has responded to this need is examined in detail by evaluating the innovations occurring within the professional military education system as well as pre-deployment unit training. Considerable attention is devoted to documenting training enhancements made over the past several years. Where shortfalls exist, recommendations for improvement are made. The paper concludes with a problematic question resulting from an increasing operational tempo and a decline in real defense expenditures.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *ARMY TRAINING, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, DEPLOYMENT, POLICIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, LESSONS LEARNED, EDUCATION, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MODIFICATION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PROBLEM SOLVING, MISSIONS, MEDIA, CIVIL AFFAIRS, ARMY BUDGETS, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, CULTURE, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, LIMITED WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE