|List of Tables and Illustrationsvii|
|2 Changes in US Defense Budgets,
Strategy, and Force Plans5|
|The Impact of Cuts in Total US Defense Spending,5|
|The Growing Crisis in Defense Procurement,11|
|The Problem of Readiness,15|
|Overall Resource Problems and
|3 The Impact of Strategy: "Base Force" and
"Bottom Up Review"18|
|The First Post-Cold War Force Plan:
The Bush Administration "Base Force,"18|
|The Impact of the First Clinton Administration
|The Bottom Up Review Process:
"Bottom Up" Versus "Top Down,"21|
|The Detailed Results of the Bottom Up Review,23|
|4 The Focus of US Planning and Strategy Shifts
to Major Regional Contingencies32|
|The Phases of Conflict in the New US Strategy,33|
|The Nominal Threat and the US Forces Required to Win
Two Near Simultaneous Major Regional Conflicts,34|
|Key US Force Improvements,36|
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Book title: U.S. Forces in the Middle East:Resources and Capabilities.
Contributors: Anthony H. Cordesman - Author.
Publisher: Westview Press.
Place of publication: Boulder, CO.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: v.
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