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Author Lostumbo, Michael,
Title Overseas basing of U.S. military forces : an assessment of relative costs and strategic benefits / Michael J. Lostumbo, Michael J. McNerney, Eric Peltz, Derek Eaton, David R. Frelinger, Victoria A. Greenfield, John Halliday, Patrick Mills, Bruce R. Nardulli, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Jerry M. Sollinger, Stephen M. Worman.
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013.

Author Lostumbo, Michael,
Subject Military bases, American -- Costs.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Foreign service.
United States -- Defenses.
United States -- Military policy.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Strategic considerations: benefits of overseas posture to contingency response -- Strategic considerations: benefits of overseas posture for deterrence and assurance -- Strategic considerations: benefits of overseas posture for security cooperation -- Risks to investing in facilities overseas -- Installation conditions -- Host-nation support and U.S. payments to other countries -- Relative costs of overseas basing and rotational presence -- Illustrative postures -- Analysis of illustrative postures -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Cost analysis appendix -- Appendix B: Detailed cost analysis results -- Appendix C: Security cooperation cost differential between forward-based and U.S.-based forces -- Appendix D: U.S. military overseas prepositioned equipment -- Appendix E: Deployment Analysis Scenario APOD and APOE Details -- Appendix F: USFJ-related costs borne by Japan -- Appendix G: Analysis of missile threat to bases for the postures -- Appendix H: Detailed estimates of host nation contributions from Japan, South Korea, and Germany -- Appendix I: Summary tables of illustrative postures.
Summary Section 347 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act called on the Department of Defense to commission an independent assessment of the overseas basing presence of U.S. military forces. As the recipient of that commission, RAND's National Defense Research Institute conducted an independent assessment of the advisability of changes in the overseas basing presence of U.S. forces based on an evaluation of strategic benefits, risks, and costs. The report characterizes how overseas presence contributes to assurance of allies, deterrence, contingency responsiveness, and security cooperation, along with the risks involved with investing in facilities overseas. It breaks new ground in the understanding of the costs associated with overseas presence, including how permanent and rotational presence costs compare, and provides cost models for policymakers to weigh alternative posture options. To support this understanding of costs the report also lays out the conditions of U.S. installations and levels of host nation support. The report concludes that there are certain minimum requirements necessary to carry out the current national security strategy, but it is prudent, based upon the net value produced, to maintain an overseas posture that goes beyond these minimums. Additionally, it combines benefit, cost, and risk considerations to distill a number of strategic judgments that have implications for the advisability of considering identified posture changes.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed July 10, 2014).
English.
ISBN 9780833079176 (electronic bk.)
0833079174 (electronic bk.)
9780833079152 (electronic bk.)
0833079158 (electronic bk.)
9780833079169
0833079166
9780833079145 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
083307914X
ISBN/ISSN RAND/RR-201-OSD
OCLC # 835118500
Additional Format Print version: Lostumbo, Michael. Overseas basing of U.S. military forces. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013 9780833079145 (DLC) 2013013168



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