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Army drawdown and restructuring : background and issues for Congress, Andrew Feickert

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Army drawdown and restructuring : background and issues for Congress
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Army drawdown and restructuring
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background and issues for Congress
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Andrew Feickert
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eng
Summary
On January 26, 2012, senior DOD leadership unveiled a new defense strategy based on a review of potential future security challenges, current defense strategy, and budgetary constraints. This new strategy envisions a smaller, leaner Army that is agile, flexible, rapidly deployable, and technologically advanced. This strategy will rebalance the Army's global posture and presence, emphasizing where potential problems are likely to arise, such as the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East. As part of the Administration's proposal, two heavy brigade combat teams (HBCTs) in Europe will be eliminated out of a total of eight BCTs that will be cut from Active Army force structure. The Army has stated that it may cut more than eight BCTs. Army endstrength will go from 570K in 2010 to 490K during the Future Year Defense Plan (FYDP) period. As part of this reduction, the Army would no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, protracted stability operations but would continue to be a full-spectrum force capable of addressing a wide range of national security challenges. The Army National Guard and Army Reserves were not targeted for significant cuts. Army leadership stated the impending decrease in Active Duty Army force structure would place an even greater reliance on the National Guard and Reserves. There will likely be a human dimension of the Army's drawdown. Troops have received an unprecedented level of support from the American public, and those soldiers leaving the service -- voluntarily and perhaps involuntarily -- might have strong personal feelings about leaving the Army and their comrades after multiple deployments to combat zones. The Army drawdown will likely be achieved in large degree by controlling accessions (i.e., the number of people allowed to join the Army). If limiting accessions is not enough to achieve the desired endstrength targets, the Army can employ a variety of involuntary and voluntary drawdown tools authorized by Congress, such as Selective Early Retirement Boards (SERBs) and Reduction-in-Force (RIF). Voluntary tools that the Army might use include the Voluntary Retirement Incentive, the Voluntary Separation Incentive, Special Separation Bonuses, Temporary Early Retirement Authority, the Voluntary Early Release/Retirement Program, and Early Outs. The Administration's proposals to drawdown and restructure the Army have a number of strategic implications. These implications include the capability to conduct stability and counterinsurgency operations, the ability to fight two simultaneous wars, shifting strategic emphasis to the Asia-Pacific region, and how the Army will maintain presence in the Middle East. Other related concerns include reducing Army presence in Europe and the Army's role in the rest of the world
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Feickert, Andrew
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federal national government publication
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Z663.6
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.A769 2014a ONLINE
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non fiction
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  • CRS report
  • HeinOnline U.S. Congressional documents
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R42493
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Military planning
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Army drawdown and restructuring : background and issues for Congress, Andrew Feickert
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"February 18, 2014."
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black and white
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Contents
  • Force reduction and force-shaping programs
  • Strategic implications
  • Potential impact on major Army weapon systems programs
  • Potential budgetary implications
  • Potential issues for Congress
  • Importance to Congress
  • The
  • Administration's decision to drawdown and restructure the Army
  • Background
  • President's FY2013 budget request
  • Brief history of past Army drawdowns
  • The
  • current drawdown and restructuring
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ccn00651027
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1 online resource (29 pages)
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online
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Label
Army drawdown and restructuring : background and issues for Congress, Andrew Feickert
Publication
Distribution
Note
"February 18, 2014."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Force reduction and force-shaping programs
  • Strategic implications
  • Potential impact on major Army weapon systems programs
  • Potential budgetary implications
  • Potential issues for Congress
  • Importance to Congress
  • The
  • Administration's decision to drawdown and restructure the Army
  • Background
  • President's FY2013 budget request
  • Brief history of past Army drawdowns
  • The
  • current drawdown and restructuring
Control code
ccn00651027
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (29 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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