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Название: The Army Command Post and Defense Reshaping 1987-1997
Автор: Mark D. Sherry
Издательство: Center of Military History United States Army
Формат: PDF в ZIP
The end of the Cold War initiated major changes in the global security environment that the United States could not ignore. These changes affected security requirements, forces, and missions that had guided the country since the end of World War II. Another “New Look” was needed, one that recognized the uncertainty inherent in the absence of a single rival power. Domestic pressures for a “peace dividend” provided additional impetus for a comprehensive restructuring of the nation’s defenses. Army leaders responded almost immediately, agreeing that a more flexible, more technology-capable ground force was needed, one able to react to a much broader variety of threats and contingencies. But deciding how that goal could be best realized would prove illusive. Dr. Mark Sherry’s The Army Command Post and Defense Reshaping, 1987–1997, examines this tumultuous period in depth. The author relates how the efforts of Army leaders to develop options for change were soon overtaken by actions of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding Army size, structure, and missions...