Department of Defense Appropriations for 1989: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, Part 1
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988
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Page 835 - Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps in overseas areas on attach6 or mission aircraft.
Page 542 - A comprehensive test ban remains a long term objective of the United States. We believe such a ban must be viewed in the context of a time when we do not need to depend on nuclear deterrence to ensure international security and stability and when we have achieved broad, deep, and verifiable arms reductions, substantially improved verification capabilities, expanded confidence-building measures, and greater balance of conventional forces.
Page 1108 - Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf 71-918 O—87 24 clusters, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with ‘V' device and two oak leaf clusters.
Page 50 - Agencies—and to guide work of the Joint Staff. Further, I am most encouraged with the quality of personnel assigned to the Joint Staff and the support I am receiving on some very complex and thorny political, military, and operational issues. Concurrently, real progress has been made in the area of resource analyses and net assessments. Overall, we are steadily improving our ability to integrate defense resources and warfighting capabilities. Additionally, we are striving to achieve excellence...
Page 684 - LIC ranges from subversion to the use of armed force. It is waged by a combination of means employing political, economic, informational, and military forces. Such conflicts are often localized, generally in the Third World, but contain regional and global security implications.
Page 459 - ... forces to support it. US military strategy and force levels must be adequate to confront a wide range of challenges, from low-intensity conflict to threats involving modern conventional and nuclear forces.
Page 486 - US forces in support of overseas interests and ensure the uninterrupted flow of strategic materials is an essential element of US military power. For these reasons, the US Navy maintains forces capable of seeking out and destroying enemy naval forces, maintaining local air and sea control, projecting forces ashore, supporting ground forces, and transporting forces and supplies. The maritime balance, therefore, must be viewed from a global perspective. The Soviet Navy continues to evolve into a balanced...
Page 42 - To help defend our allies and to defend our interests abroad, we cannot rely on threats expected to provoke our own annihilation if carried out. In peacetime, a strategy based on such threats would undermine support for national defense. In a crisis, reliance on such threats could fail catastrophically for lack of public support. NET ASSESSMENT Last year I summarized my own net assessment of US allied military capabilities.