April 18, 2005
By James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
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Junking the policies justified by the Total Force Concept and theAbrams Doctrine may be a prerequisite for rethinking how theReserves are organized, employed, and resourced to increase thecapacity of citizen soldiers to respond rapidly to the wide rangeof emerging missions. The idea that force structure should serve asa presidential tripwire for the use of power should be abandoned.
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, E. W. Richardson Fellow, and Director
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