This is the unclassified version of a classified report; 85% of the original classified material is presented in this report. Addresses: the use and performance of aircraft, munitions, and missiles employed during the air campaign; the validity of DoD and manufacturer claims about weapon systems' performance, particularly those systems utilizing advanced technology; the relationship between cost and performance of weapon systems; and the extent that air campaign objectives were met. Discusses: LGB accuracy, F-117 and TLAM effectiveness, IADS capabilities, target sensor technologies, combat support platforms, and more.
Assesses recent trends in retention rates among officers & enlisted personnel in the four armed services. Specifically, it identifies how much information DoD has on retention trends across the services & analyzes changes in retention rates in the aggregate & by career stage & occupation from 1988-1998. Widespread reductions in retention rates were not evident at the aggregate level across the services from 1988-1998. Aggregate measures of retention, however, mask significant reductions that occurred among specific groups of military personnel in different career stages & occupational specialties. Charts & tables.
Examines defense and other federal spending in the state of New Mexico. Specifically, examines (1) characteristics of New Mexico's economy and changes in it; (2) the amount of direct defense-related and nondefense-related federal spending in the state and the direct federal employment associated with both, over time; and (3) the extent to which available government data can provide reliable information on defense spending and employment. The last issue became a major component of the study, since quality of data directly affects what can be concluded about defense spending and employment. Charts and tables.