Download

Download eBook for Free

Full Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher for the best experience.

Summary Only

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.2 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback124 pages $20.00 $16.00 20% Web Discount

The United States faces very difficult trade-offs in responding to the demanding calls now being made on Army forces for overseas operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This report describes the effects of large-scale deployments on the Army’s ability to provide ready forces for other contingencies, to ensure that its soldiers are trained for warfighting and stability operations, and to preserve the quality of life for its soldiers and families. The authors found the Army’s plans for transforming its active and reserve brigades and employing its reserves at reasonable rates help ameliorate the stresses but still leave shortfalls. Steps available to improve the situation all involve significant risks or costs. Unless these overseas requirements recede considerably, the nation is faced with an Army stretched thin, with no quick fix or straightforward solution.

Research conducted by

The research described in this report was sponsored by the United States Army and conducted by the RAND Arroyo Center.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation monograph series. RAND monographs present major research findings that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors. All RAND monographs undergo rigorous peer review to ensure high standards for research quality and objectivity.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.