Reviews the Army¿s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP). Under this program, a civilian contractor provides logistics & engin. services to deployed forces. There were reports of its escalating costs for the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. This report addresses: (1) the extent to which the Army is using the program; (2) reasons for increases in the program¿s cost for the Bosnia peacekeeping mission; & (3) opportunities to improve program implementation from a doctrine, cost control, & contract oversight standpoint. Also addresses the potential for inefficiency by having similar support contract programs in the Navy & the Air Force. Focuses on the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia but also includes info. on LOGCAP use in Somalia, Rwanda, & Haiti. Illus.
The Army believes that the U.S. will continue to be engaged in an era of ¿persistent conflict¿ -- a period of protracted confrontation among states, non-state, and individual actors increasingly willing to use violence to achieve their political and ideological ends. This manual is a revolutionary departure from past doctrine. Commanders will employ offensive, defensive, and civil support operations simultaneously as part of an interdependent joint force to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative, accepting prudent risk to create opportunities to achieve decisive results. This ed. will take us into the 21st century urban battlefields among the people without losing our capabilities to dominate the higher conventional end of the spectrum of conflict.
In Dec. 1993, DoD announced the Defense Counterprolif. Initiative (DCI) in response to the growing threat posed by the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons. The DCI calls for the develop. of offensive and defensive capabilities to prevail over an adversary that threatens or uses such weapons. This report describes DoD's actions to make the NBC threat a matter of routine consideration within its org., activities, and functions. Examines the actions of the Interagency Counterprolif. Prog. Rev. Comm. to coordinate the R&D prog. of DoD, DoE, and the intelligence community to identify and eliminate unnecessary duplication. Charts and tables.
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