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Author Shurkin, Michael Robert, author.

Title Setting priorities in the age of austerity : British, French, and German experiences / Michael Shurkin.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 45 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Britain -- Scope of reductions -- Force structure and doctrine -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- France -- Scope of reductions -- Force structure and doctrine -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- Germany -- Scope of reductions -- Doctrine and force structure -- Approach to readiness -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Figures -- Requirements of the British Army -- Tables -- France's future armored vehicle fleet -- Germany's future armored vehicle fleet; minimal objectives -- Comparative sizes of intervention and stabilization forces.
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Summary This study examines the British, French, and German armies' approaches to managing significant budget cuts while attempting to sustain their commitment to full spectrum operations. Specifically, it looks at the choices these armies are making with respect to how they spend dwindling resources: What force structure do they identify as optimal? How much readiness do they regard as necessary? Which capabilities are they abandoning? It was found that they are prioritizing capabilities and compromising readiness and sustainability while attempting to optimize their force structure and readiness system to reflect their perceived role in future conflicts, as informed by their assessment of risk and the lessons they have derived from the conflict in Afghanistan and the 2006 Lebanon War. Among other things, these militaries are moving toward a medium-weight force built around a new generation of medium-weight armored vehicles. The French army appears to be the last Western European force capable of conducting the full range of operations--including high-intensity conventional conflict--autonomously and for a sustained period of time. That may change soon, however, with the anticipated release of the 2013 Livre Blanc (White Book), which will define France's national security strategy and capabilities for the next five years.
Subject Great Britain. Army -- Appropriations and expenditures.
France. Armée -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Germany. Heer -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Great Britain. Army -- Organization.
France. Armée -- Organization.
Germany. Heer -- Organization.
Great Britain. Army -- Operational readiness.
France. Armée -- Operational readiness.
Germany. Heer -- Operational readiness.
Great Britain. Army.
France. Armée.
Germany. Heer.
France. Armée. (OCoLC)fst00539214
Germany. Heer. (OCoLC)fst00534549
Great Britain. Army. (OCoLC)fst00533555
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures. (OCoLC)fst00814587
Armed Forces -- Operational readiness. (OCoLC)fst01351844
Armed Forces -- Organization. (OCoLC)fst01351846
Armies -- Organization. (OCoLC)fst00814815
Expenditures, Public. (OCoLC)fst00918345
Operational readiness (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01046384
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Shurkin, Michael Robert. Setting priorities in the age of austerity. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013 9780833080394 (DLC) 2013016139
ISBN 9780833080554 (electronic bk.)
0833080555 (electronic bk.)
9780833080394 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/RR-222-A
Standard No. AU@ 000050881337
DEBBG BV043037240
DEBSZ 429959214
GBVCP 1008658642

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