The Art of War in the Age of Peace: U.S. Military Posture for the Post-Cold War World

Synopsis

Through historical, political, and military analysis, O'Hanlon suggests that U.S. interests can be protected efficiently and effectively with a U.S. military reduced in size by roughly 40 to 50 percent in most types of major combat forces, and by 80 to 90 percent in nuclear forces. In the realm of conventional forces, these cuts would be about twice as deep as those planned by Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney; in the nuclear realm they would be much deeper than those approved by the Bush administration. By contrast, analysis suggests that U.S. capabilities should be largely held constant--or in some cases even expanded--in logistics, intelligence and communications, R&D, and special forces.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992