This volume provides the first detailed analysis of the trends in U.S. contingency capabilities since the end of the Gulf War, the impact of the Bush administration's "Base Force" policy, and the Clinton administration's "Bottom Up Review" of current U.S. contingency capabilities. It examines U.S. capabilities in the Gulf through the year 2001, the
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Changes in US Defense Budgets, Strategy, and Force Plans -- The Impact of Strategy: "Base Force" and "Bottom Up Review" -- The Focus of US Planning and Strategy Shifts to Major Regional Contingencies -- US Plans for a Major Regional Contingency in Southwest Asia -- New Arrangements with Regional Powers -- The Impact of US Military Aid and Arms Sales -- US Counterproliferation Capabilities -- The Changing Structure of US War-Fighting Resources and Capabilities in the Gulf -- Sources and Methods
Anthony H. Cordesman has served in senior positions in the office for the secretary of defense, NATO, and the U.S. Senate. He is currently a senior fellow and Co-Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an adjunct professor of National Security Studies at Georgetown University, and a special consultant on military affairs for ABC News. He lives in Washington, D.C.