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The U.S. Army retains organic facilities to provide a significant part of its ordnance materiel and ammunition. What should the future hold for these 16 facilities — five of them government-owned, government-operated, the rest government-owned contractor-operated? This briefing looked at four options (in addition to maintaining the status quo): privatization, creating a Federal Government Corporation, consolidation, and recapitalization. After looking at the pros and cons of each, the authors concluded that all four were feasible and that a mixed strategy probably offered the best possibility for achieving the Army’s aims.

Table of Contents

  • Summary

  • Prefatory

    All Prefatory Materials

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Requirements

  • Chapter Three

    Assessment of Options

  • Appendix A

    Perspectives on the Arms Program

  • Appendix B

    Requirements, Capacities, and Markets

  • Appendix C

    The Replenishment Requirements

  • Supplementary

    Supplementary Materials

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