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Title: U.S. Military Establishment


1
U.S. Military Establishment
  • Organizational Structure
  • Evolution
  • Present day
  • Military Professionalism
  • Doctrines
  • Performance Patterns
  • Military and Society

2
U.S. Military Spending vs. the World in
Billions
  • "Allies" refers to the NATO countries, Australia
    Japan and South Korea. "Rogues" refers to Cuba,
    Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
    Source Center for Defense Information.

3
Military Professionalism
  • Experts
  • Continuing education
  • Societal obligation
  • Professionalism-legitimacy
  • System fits into broader framework
  • Reward system
  • All Volunteer System

4
Weinberger/Powell Doctrine (1984)
  • Vital national interest
  • Total support
  • Clear political and military objectives with
    forces large enough to achieve those objectives
  • Continual reassessment between commitment and
    capabilities and objectives
  • Public and congressional support
  • Last resort
  • Exit strategy?

5
Readiness?
  • 4 measures of military capability
  • Force structure
  • Modernization
  • Sustainability
  • Readiness
  • Ops Tempo

6
Civil-Military Relations
  • Part of or Apart from society?
  • Culture gap
  • Social experiments
  • Integration
  • Dont ask
  • USAFA
  • Recruitment (ROTC?)
  • Political Activities

7
Other Issues
  • Two Regional Wars
  • Transformation
  • Weapons Acquisition
  • BRAC
  • Missile Defense
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