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Manpower procurement policies, ground force structures, and registration systems : Demark, the Federal Republic of Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom

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Authors
Sohlberg, Ragnhild
Subjects
Ground forces
NATO Europe
Manpower
Registration
Conscription
Draft
Mobilization
MBFR
Reserves
Standardization
Total Defense
Force Reductions
United Kingdom
Federal Republic of Germany
Military balance assessment
Denmark
Norway
Advisors
Date of Issue
1981-02
Date
1981-02
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This report compares manpower policies, peacetime force structures, and the character and time-phased availability of reserve forces in Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Information provided by standard comparative sources is insufficient for military balance assessments, as baselines for force reduction negotiations, and for reinforcement planning. This paper was based on national publications and documents and direct assistance from European defense authorities and experts. Differences in countries' history and conditions have led to a diversity of manpower policies and force structures--which may limit the feasibility and desirability of standardization. Universality of military conscription is at best approximated. Lengths of regular duty and reserve obligations vary within nations. The peacetime armies of Denmark, West Germany, and Norway have 30, 51, and 80 percent conscripts, respectively. Longer term volunteers and conscripts with extended obligations tend to fill complex tasks. These countries have significant mobilization potentials with relatively high readiness. (Author)
Type
Technical Report
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Department
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-64-81-001
Sponsors
Defense Resources Management Education Center Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey. California
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Format
x, 100 p. : ill., 28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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