Accession Number : ADA326777

Title :   Reserve Component Capabilities vs. U.S. Peace Operations Roles and Missions.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Staiert, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA326777

Report Date : 30 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union initiated a major change in the security strategy of the United States. This change was signified by a drastic reduction in United States military force structure and personnel. Yet, as the total force decreased, the total number of United States Army military operations has dramatically increased. As the PERSTEMPO has increased for the active duty Army and its Reserve Components, Congress has continued to actively pursue additional Defense Department budget cuts as a way to help balance the nation's budget. Since 1989 Congress has authorized three major Defense Department studies; the Bottoms-Up Review (BUR), the Committee on Roles and Missions (CORM), and the currently ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). This paper reviews the past impact of the BUR and the CORM and then the potential of the new QDR to impact on military force structure, roles, and missions.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY RESERVES, *PEACETIME, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY STRATEGY, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, WALLS, ACTIVE DUTY, ARMY, BERLIN, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE