By Eric Larson, David Orletsky, Kristin Leuschner

All of the 3 protection reports of the decade fell wanting absolutely apprehending the calls for of the rising probability surroundings, and the budgets that will be wanted and afforded, leading to a starting to be imbalance among process, forces, and assets over the last decade.

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The major force structure reviews discussed in this report took place independently of, but were influenced by, a number of other policyrelevant developments over the decade. For example, strategic nuclear and mobility forces, which were not considered in detail in the reviews, were addressed in separate, more detailed studies. Additionally, the base realignment and closure (BRAC) process for Introduction 3 reducing infrastructure and other efforts to reform defense management were pursued to free up resources.

53 In fact, they appear to have anticipated a number of important program execution risks in the out years. 54 After 1997, however, substantial increases in spending—from $20 billion to as much as $65 billion by the middle of the next decade— could be needed to carry out the planned Base Force modernization. 55 By December 1992, the list of challenges facing DoD planners had grown. ” See Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Military Net Assessment, 1991, pp. 2–3. , December 1991. S. , GAO/NSIAD-91-56, February 1991, p.

General Accounting Office, Force Structure: Issues Involving the Base Force, p. 22. 30One conclusion of this review seems to be that the United States would by 1997 retain larger forces than any other country except China while continuing to spend substantially more on defense capabilities than any other nation. S. General Accounting Office, Force Structure: Issues Involving the Base Force, p. S. , August 1992, pp. , Table C-1, 1991, 1992, and 1993. aSSBN = strategic ballistic missile submarine; ICBM = intercontinental ballistic missile.

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