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Expandability of the 21st century Army
Dewar, James A.
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Santa Monica, CA : Rand, [2000]

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xxxiv, 170 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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1420 Lexile.
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The nonpolitical impediments to expanding today's Army are well understood. The first bottleneck is training, particularly advanced brigade- and division-level training. After there are sufficient trained brigades to man available equipment, the main impediment would become the ability of the industrial base to produce more equipment. The goals of this research were to develop a framework for studying expandability in the future and to use that framework to study how expandability issues might change. Theframework centered around a simplified model of the expansion process and an exploratory modeling environment for parametrically 'wandering around' among plausible futures looking for 'interesting' regions. There were few interesting regions to be found. Said another way, today's expandability issues and impediments are likely to persist in most reasonable futures.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. ix
Tablesp. xiii
Summaryp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Abbreviationsp. xxxi
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 A Framework for Thinking about Expandabilityp. 17
Chapter 3 Expanding the Army's Heavy Divisions Todayp. 31
Chapter 4 Expanding the Army's Heavy Brigades in the Futurep. 73
Chapter 5 Costs and Expanding the Army's Heavy Forces in the Futurep. 85
Chapter 6 Expanding the Army's Light Divisions Todayp. 107
Chapter 7 Expanding the Army's Light Brigades in the Futurep. 123
Chapter 8 Costs and Expanding the Army's Light Forces in the Futurep. 133
Chapter 9 Conclusionsp. 147
Appendix A Exploratory Modelingp. 157
Appendix B Exploratory Modeling Parameter Valuesp. 161
Referencesp. 169