Author Lostumbo, Michael J
Title Overseas Basing of U.S. Military Forces : An Assessment of Relative Costs and Strategic Benefits
Imprint Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The, 2013
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Preface -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- CHAPTER ONE: Introduction -- Purpose -- Approach -- Brief History of the U.S. Global Posture -- The Current U.S. Global Posture -- European Command -- Central Command -- Pacific Command -- Africa Command -- Southern Command -- How This Report Is Organized -- CHAPTER TWO: Strategic Considerations: Benefits of Overseas Posture to Contingency Response -- Force Types and Implications for Deployment and Presence -- Force Requirements and Deployment Considerations for Major Combat Operations -- En Route Infrastructure and Capabilities -- Deployment by Air and Sea -- Small-Scale Contingency Deployment Analysis -- Notional Scenarios for Analysis -- Force Packages -- Deployment Modeling Results -- Direct Operational Support -- Operational Support Considerations -- Assessing the Ability to Provide Operational Support to Contingencies -- Implications for Posture -- CHAPTER THREE: Strategic Considerations: Benefits of Overseas Posture for Deterrence and Assurance -- The Role of Foreign Posture in Deterring Potential Foes -- Deterrence Ideas and Practice -- The Adversary Gets a Vote -- Assuring Allies -- Aligning Interests -- Implications for Posture -- CHAPTER FOUR: Strategic Considerations: Benefits of Overseas Posture for Security Cooperation -- Does Overseas Basing Provide Cost Advantages for Security Cooperation? -- Does Overseas Basing Improve Partner Willingness to Deploy Forces? -- Does Overseas Basing Provide Benefits for Partner Capability Development? -- Does Overseas Basing Provide Training Advantages for U.S. Forces? -- How Do Rotational Forces Change U.S. Military Strategies for Security Cooperation? -- Implications for Posture -- CHAPTER FIVE: Risks to Investing in Facilities Overseas -- Political Risks to Access
Risks to Peacetime Access: Where Are U.S. Bases at Risk? -- Contingency Access -- Changing Operational Risks to Posture -- Assessing Violent Extremist Risks to Posture -- Implications for Posture -- CHAPTER SIX: Installation Conditions -- Data on Installation Conditions -- Findings on Installation Conditions -- Implications of Findings on Installation Quality for Postures -- CHAPTER SEVEN: Host-Nation Support and U.S. Payments to Other Countries -- Terminology and Data Sources -- Definitions of Host-Nation Support, U.S. Payments, and Related Concepts -- Sources of Data on Host-Nation Support and U.S. Payments -- Lessons from Historical Data -- Analysis of Contemporary Data on Host-Nation Support and U.S. Payments -- Host Nations' Contributions to the United States -- U.S. Payments to Other Countries -- Treatment of Bilateral Flows in Posture Analysis -- NATO Security Investment Program Contributions -- Host-Nation Support Data Collection in the Future -- Implications of Findings on Host-Nation Support and U.S. Payments for Postures -- CHAPTER EIGHT: Relative Costs of Overseas Basing and Rotational Presence -- Introduction to Cost Analysis -- Definitions of Terms -- Approach to Overall Cost Analysis: Constructing Cost Models -- Approach to Individual Cost Models -- Limitations of This Analysis -- Preview of Cost Analysis Findings -- Recurring Permanent Presence Cost Analysis -- Training Costs -- Allowances and PCS Costs -- Installation-Related Costs -- Regional Logistics Costs -- Summary of Recurring Fixed Costs -- Summary of Incremental Overseas Variable Costs -- Rotational Cost Analysis -- Components of Rotational Presence -- Example Rotational Deployment Cost Calculations -- Unit Rotation Costs -- Investment Cost Methodology -- Data Sources -- Personnel-Related Movement and Separation -- Base-Related Closure Costs -- New Construction
Example Investment Cost Calculations -- Implications for Posture -- CHAPTER NINE: Illustrative Postures -- Parameters of All Illustrative Postures -- Elements of Current U.S. Posture That Are Held Constant -- Illustrative Cost-Reduction Posture -- Notional Cost-Reduction Posture Changes -- Illustrative Global Responsiveness and Engagement Posture -- Notional Global Responsiveness and Engagement Posture Changes -- Illustrative Major Contingency Posture -- Notional Major Contingency Posture Changes -- Summary of Posture Changes -- CHAPTER TEN: Analysis of Illustrative Postures -- Recap of the Common Features of the Illustrative Postures -- Deployment Responsiveness -- Cost-Reduction Posture -- Global Responsiveness and Engagement Posture -- Major Contingency Posture -- Availability of Basing for Direct Operational Support -- Deterrence and Assurance -- Security Cooperation -- Effect on Training to Improve Partner Capabilities -- Improving U.S. Force Capabilities -- The Value of Rotational Forces for Security Cooperation -- Risks to U.S. Installations -- Political and Operational Access Risk Comparison -- Risks from Adversary Actions -- Cost Comparisons of Illustrative Postures -- Effects on Annual Costs -- Investment Costs to Transition to Posture Options -- Comparing Marine Corps CRP Cost Changes to the Long-Term Plan -- Implications for Determining Actual Postures -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: Conclusions -- Minimum Essential Posture Needs -- Changes Advisable to Consider Depending on Strategic Judgments -- Regional Considerations -- Europe -- The Pacific -- Middle East -- Value Perceptions and Priorities Are Critical to Posture Decisions -- APPENDIXES -- A. Cost Analysis Appendix -- B. Detailed Cost Analysis Results -- C. Security Cooperation Cost Differential Between Forward-Based and U.S.-Based Forces -- D. U.S. Military Overseas Prepositioned Equipment
E. Deployment Analysis Scenario APOD and APOE Details -- F. USFJ-Related Costs Borne by Japan -- G. Analysis of Missile Threat to Bases for the Postures -- H. Detailed Estimates of Host Nation Contributions from Japan, South Korea, and Germany -- I. Summary Tables of Illustrative Postures -- References
This independent assessment is a comprehensive study of the strategic benefits, risks, and costs of U.S. military presence overseas. The report provides policymakers a way to evaluate the range of strategic benefits and costs that follow from revising the U.S. overseas military presence by characterizing how this presence contributes to assurance, deterrence, responsiveness, and security cooperation goals
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