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By Eric Larson, David Orletsky, Kristin Leuschner

All the 3 protection stories of the decade fell in need of totally apprehending the calls for of the rising possibility setting, and the budgets that might be wanted and afforded, leading to a becoming imbalance among approach, forces, and assets over the last decade.

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Certain overseas commitments will be reduced. 8 billion for FY 1993–1997 compared to what the administration had proposed the preceding year. 0 SOURCE: Colleen A. Nash, “Snapshots of the New Budgets,” Air Force Magazine, April 1991, p. 65. and development programs will be further curtailed. Operating stocks, the basis for combat sustainability, will be reduced. Next, elements of the base force will be reduced to cadre status. Finally, despite the risk to national security, components of the base force will be eliminated.

11 Of the four strategic concepts, only this one can truly be considered to be a carryover from the Cold War. • Forward presence. The concept of forward presence in key areas was inherited from the 1989 NMS but was given additional emphasis in the Base Force. S. commitment to protecting its interests overseas. 12 • Crisis response. -based forces to respond to crises. 13 • Reconstitution. ”15 These foundations were tied both to policymakers’ assumptions about the sorts of military challenges that would need to be met in the future and to the force structure that would be necessary.

5—Long-Term DoD Budget Plans, FY 1990–1991 Through FY 1994 the Base Force was implemented), for example, actual spending closely approximated planned spending. 50 There were also shifts in the allocations of DoD long-term budget authority. 5 percent. 7 percent of total budget authority, while the biggest winners were O&M and RDT&E. 6. , March 1992. 50These will be discussed in the next chapter. The FYDP track for the FY 1994 plan is the outgoing Bush administration’s long-range spending plan for FY 1994–1999, which would have been submitted had President Bush won the 1992 presidential election.

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