This book assesses U.S. military needs in the coming decade, focusing on the role of rapid deployment forces in protecting U.S. interests abroad. Dr. Cordier begins by discussing two general developments crucial to future military requirements: first, increasing U.S. dependence on the global sea-lanes as links to key markets; and second, improved S
Table of Contents
Westview Replica Editions -- Introduction -- The Web of Interdependence: The United States in a World Economy -- Intervention in the Third World: Soviet Doctrine and Operations -- Instruments of Soviet Intervention: Tactical Airpower, Transport Aviation, and Airborne Forces -- Instruments of Soviet Intervention: The Navy and Merchant Fleet -- U.S. Mobile Forces and the Defense of Western Interests -- Land Based Tactical Airpower -- Light Forces of the U.S. Army -- The Marine Corps -- Strategie Mobility: Airlift and Sealift -- The U.S. Navy and the Super Carrier -- Force Projection at Sea -- Conclusion
"Sherwood S. Cordier As an independent observer, Dr. Cordier finds a middle course between the policies of the Reagan administration and those of its opponents in Congress. Currently a professor of history at Western Michigan University, he is the author of The Air and Sea Lanes of the North Atlantic: Their Security in the 1980s. "