Balancing Strategy, Forces, and Resources
Lessons for the Current Defense Review
This research brief describes work documented in Defense Planning in a Decade of Change: Lessons from the Base Force, Bottom-Up Review, and Quadrennial Defense Review (MR-1387-AF).
Excerpt: The post-Cold War era has been one of immense change, and one that has created equally immense challenges for defense planners. Changes in the international environment and the nature of threats to U.S. interests-as well as the size of defense budgets-have placed tremendous strain on the U.S. policymakers who sought to achieve a balance between strategy, forces, and resources. The question of how best to achieve such a balance has arisen again with the defense reviews of 2001.
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- Document Number: RB-73-AF
- Year: 2001
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