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Title A cost analysis of the U.S. Air Force overseas posture : informing strategic choices / Patrick Mills [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 40 pages) : color illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Research report ; RR-150-AF
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-150-AF.
Note "RAND Project Air Force."
"The study was conducted within the Strategy and Doctrine Program of RAND Project Air Force"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-40).
Note Print version.
Summary This report seeks to inform the debate over the extent of U.S. military presence overseas by providing a rigorous estimate of the costs associated with maintaining U.S. Air Force installations and units overseas rather than in the United States. The authors describe the various types of expenditures required to maintain bases and military units overseas and estimate current costs using official data and econometric modeling. They provide a cost model of overseas presence for policymakers to weigh alternative posture options. Their main findings are that while it does cost more to maintain force structures and installations overseas rather than in the United States, the total cost of doing so for the Air Force's current overseas posture is small relative to the Air Force's overall budget.
Contents Components of overseas presence -- An overview of Air Force spending -- Cost categories for overseas basing -- Modeling installation support costs -- Regression analysis of installation support costs -- Other cost categories -- Summary of results -- Cost-sharing arrangements -- Applying cost factors to policy options -- Putting costs in context -- Implications.
Language English.
Subject United States. Air Force -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
United States. Department of Defense. (OCoLC)fst01852447
Air bases, American -- Foreign countries -- Costs.
Military bases, American -- Foreign countries -- Costs.
Military base closures -- Economic aspects.
Military planning -- United States.
HISTORY -- Military -- Strategy.
Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures. (OCoLC)fst00814587
Expenditures, Public. (OCoLC)fst00918345
Military base closures -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01020975
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Strategy. (OCoLC)fst01134406
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Air Forces.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Mills, Patrick H.
Grissom, Adam.
Kavanagh, Jennifer, 1981-
Mahnad, Leila.
Worman, Stephen M.
Project Air Force (U.S.). Strategy and Doctrine Program.
Rand Corporation.
United States. Air Force.
Added Title Cost analysis of the United States Air Force overseas posture
ISBN 9780833083333 (electronic bk.)
0833083333 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/RR-150-AF
Standard No. AU@ 000061155481
GBVCP 1008659940

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