Department of Defense authorization for appropriations for fiscal years 1988 and 1989: hearings before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One hundredth Congress, first session on S. 1174 ....

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Page 298 - Each Party undertakes not to develop, test, or deploy ABM systems or components which are sea-based, air-based, space-based, or mobile land-based.
Page 372 - In this respect, the FY 88-89 Budget will provide 9 MC-130's and 11 AC-130's. It also provides money for the upgrade of MH-53 PAVE LOW helicopters, a program scheduled for completion in FY 90. Finally, it sustains development funding for the CV-22, an SOF mission configured OSPREY. SUMMARY OF SUSTAINABILITY An essential element for successful force projection is sustainability or the staying power of military forces once they are deployed. The most significant aspect of this element is material sustainability,...
Page 241 - General performs audits within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Unified Commands, the Defense agencies, and the Military Departments.
Page 628 - ... of our ground forces in combat. Mr. Secretary, these observations on readiness and sustainability programs in this year's budget are discouraging for several reasons. First, under this budget we will be losing ground from where we are today in many areas. We have made substantial improvements in our readiness and sustainability since 1980, but this budget will reverse that trend. Second, the 5-year defense programs in the past have always been noted for the optimism of their out year projections....
Page 264 - States augmentation — especially our air and naval power — should make the difference in deterring or, if necessary, defeating the North. The fact remains, however, the Peninsula is an unstable focal point with a threat of war always lingering on the horizon. In turn, the defense of Japan and the Republic...
Page 73 - ... superior to our probable opponents. Global, because our interests, allies, and opponents are global; forward deployed, because to protect those interests and allies, and to deter those opponents, we must be where they are; superior, because if deterrence fails to prevent a conventional war at sea, it is better to win than to lose.
Page 59 - ... have to come back to Washington for authority to do whatever he thinks is best in the matter of unifying the systems? General JOHNSON. He will have to come back to the services in some regard. While the Secretary said that his responsibility didn't run to the unified command, because this comes back through the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense and then to the President, the services do have a direct logistics responsibility. From the practical support point of view, it is a departmental...
Page 240 - Our worldwide contract audit activities are conducted by' the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) . DCAA's mission is to perform all necessary contract audits for DoD and to provide accounting and financial advisory services on contracts and subcontracts.
Page 301 - ... trade. In sum, our concerns for economic vitality, and for the requisite stability in international relations are global in scope. Seapower: A Component of National Security The President in his National Security Strategy Report recognizes the unique role maritime forces play in supporting our national military strategy: "Given the realities of our geostrategic position, fronting on two oceans, maritime superiority over any potential adversary is essential to support our alliance relationships...
Page 90 - ... constrained by arbitrary ceilings. The European troop strength ceiling is the most significant impediment to fielding USAF forces in response to the Warsaw Pact threat. At the same time, non-programmatic reductions in officer strength adversely affect the proper mix of manpower resources. Air Force manpower requirements are established to ensure the right people with the right skills are available to do the job. Arbitrary manpower constraints degrade mission accomplishment in the support base...

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