America's new national security strategy: new scenarios for military operations research

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Authors
Tritten, James J.
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national security strategy
military operations research
Aspen strategy
scenarios
base force
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Date of Issue
1991-06-11
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Monterey, California, Naval Postgraduate School
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Provides an analysis of President Bush's new national security strategy first unveiled in Aspen, Colorado on August 2, 1990, and General Colin Powell's "base" force. If implemented, the new strategy and force structure would return a significant amount of U.S. ground and air forces to CONUS where most would be demobilized. In the event of a major crisis, the U.S. would rely on active and reserve forces for a contingency response. The new national security strategy in based upon a revised Soviet threat and new international security environment which allows us to assume two years warning of a major ground war in Europe. During this two year period, the U.S. would reconstitute additional military capability. Outline of new strategy and "base" force structure, transportation requirements, and whether or not the U.S. will retain a unilateral capability for overseas intervention. Discussion of parallel NATO initiatives. Discussion of major issues, including: defining new goals and objectives in both programming and war planning, the effect of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, new requirements for intelligence, requirements for decision-making, investment strategy and industrial conversion, reconstitution, and impact on military research and analysis.
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National Security Affairs
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NPS-NS-91-008
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Defense Nuclear Agency; OSD & Defense Policy Office, Competitive Strategies Office & Strategic Planning Branch.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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