U.S. Military Reform After Oper. Desert Storm

The committee heard testimony in one of a continuing series of hearings on U.S. defense policy following the end of the Cold War and the… read more

The committee heard testimony in one of a continuing series of hearings on U.S. defense policy following the end of the Cold War and the Persian Gulf war. Specifically, the committee sought to analyze plans for reform of the U.S. military in light of its performance in the Persian Gulf war. Plans for reform in the early 1980's called for a less bureaucratic military system with technologically advanced weapons systems to outmaneuver rather than overwhelm enemies in combat. Reform movements concentrated on improving three aspects of military preparedness: people, strategy and tactics, and military hardware. Col. Boyd said the results of the Persian Gulf war indicate that the U.S. military has taken long strides toward getting the right people using efficient hardware with strategic effectiveness. Discussion continued on the use of both old and new weapons systems in the Persian Gulf war. close

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U.S. Military Reform After Oper. Desert Storm

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Program ID:
17753-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 30, 1991
Last Aired:
May 5, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 30, 1991 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 1991 | 4:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 30, 1991 | 8:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 1991 | 11:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 05, 1991 | 2:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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