Defense Policy [electronic resource] : Threats, Force Structure, and Budget Issues

Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
[S.l] : [publisher not identified], 1996.
Government document
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Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Defense spending.
Military weapons.
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Reviews status of debate on a wide range of defense policy issues confronting Congress in the post-cold war era. Covers debate on size of U.S. military forces; when and under what conditions the U.S. should use military force; the future of U.S. military alliances; and the role of nuclear weapons and strategic defense in the U.S. force posture. Discusses balance between military readiness, weapons modernization, and force size; policies for safeguarding defense industrial and technological base; reducing size of defense infrastructure; role of reserves; and the effects of domestic missions on military capabilities.
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