Accession Number : ADA326658

Title :   The Changing Ends, Ways, and Means of National Security.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Carlisle, Herbert J.

PDF Url : ADA326658

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This paper explores the evolving ends, ways, and means of national security and recommends some potential methods to adapt for the future. It begins by looking at the events forcing the need for change. It examines the four revolutions in progress and how they affect national security. The geostrategic environment is changing, the world economy is growing and defense budgets shrinking, and jointness and the revolution in military affairs are affecting how military forces are employed. Next, the paper outlines the current fiscal and programming management process to include the impact Congress and acquisition reform have on that process. Finally, there are some suggestions for possible courses of action to help move DOD boldly into the 21st century.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *DEFENSE PLANNING, CONGRESS, GLOBAL, ACQUISITION, IMPACT, ECONOMICS, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE