Cover: Needed: Preparation for Coalition War.

Needed: Preparation for Coalition War.

Published 1976

by Robert W. Komer

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A critique of U.S. military failure to take adequate account in our force posture of the special requirements of coalition war. Despite the fact that we have fought as part of a coalition in every one of our major 20th Century conflicts, we have consistently neglected explicit peacetime preparation, and have instead relied on ad hoc wartime responses. There is no longer time for this, especially since the NATO scenario--the sizing case for our GPF forces--requires winning the first anti-blitzkrieg battle. 10 pp.

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