Accession Number : ADA327907

Title :   U.S. Air and Ground Conventional Forces for NATO: Mobility and Logistics Issues,

Corporate Author : CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weeks, Peggy L. ; Maroni, Alice C.

PDF Url : ADA327907

Report Date : MAR 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The defense budget that the Congress will be considering in fiscal year 1979 places a strong emphasis on improving U.S. conventional forces for NATO. U.S. decisions concerning air and ground conventional forces for NATO are, however, tied closely to, and must be assessed in terms of, the capabilities of our NATO allies. This paper outlines the increasing importance of mobility and logistics in NATO defense. It compares U.S. and allied capabilities in those areas and presents options regarding U.S. decisions on logistics and mobility. The paper is part of a CBO series on the U.S. military role in NATO. Other papers in this series are U.S. Air and Ground Conventional Forces for NATO: Overview (January 1978), Assessing the NATO/Warsaw Pact Military Balance (December 1977), and two forthcoming background papers, Air Defense Issues and Firepower Issues. This series was under taken at the request of the Senate Budget Committee. In accordance with CBO's mandate to provide objective analysis, the study offers no recommendations.

Descriptors :   *NATO, *MOBILITY, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *LOGISTICS, *MILITARY BUDGETS, AIR DEFENSE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGY, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), INFANTRY, ATTACK, REPORTS, INTENSITY, BOUNDARIES, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, FIREPOWER, DEFENSE PLANNING, WEST GERMANY, WESTERN EUROPE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE