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Without doubt, congressional support for President Reagan's vision of America as a great nation has underwritten our successes in recent years. We can continue to be successful; we can continue to lead the world toward a more stable, peaceful, and prosperous future; but only if we very clearly demonstrate our intention to maintain the strength required to pursue and achieve these noble American goals.
Or, we can meanly conclude that we cannot or will not afford to do what is necessary to keep our freedom. If we choose that course, we will indeed lose our freedom and our pe
The defense budget I present today for the President will help us stay strong and free. I urge the Congress to approve our defense program -- to cast its vote firmly in support of a secure future for Americans and for all who love peace and freedom.
The Maritime Balance, 34
The Power-Projection Balance, 35
U.S. Interests, National Security Objectives,
and Strategy ..............
U.S. Interests, Commitments, and Goals, 41
National Security Objectives, 42
U.S. Defense Strategy, 42
Supporting Defense Policies, 47
Pillars of U.S. Defense Policy ..... .................
Nuclear Deterrence and the Strategic
Defense Initiative, 51
Conventional Deterrence and low-Intensity Conflict, 56
Reducing and Controlling Arms: A New Realism, 62
U.S. Military Capabilities: Progress and Programs .. 71
The Programming Process, 71
Defense Progress and Programs, 72
Part II: Defense Resources
A. The Defense Budget .......
Two-Year Budgeting, 85
Components of the FY 1988 I FY 1989 DOD Budget, 86
Fiscal Constraints and Defense Spending, 91
Affordability of the Defense Program, 93
Management Reforms .......
The DoD's Program for Management Improvement, 99
Other Management Improvements, 115
The Manpower Program, 121
The Industrial Base .......
Industrial Capabilities Assessment Systems, 139
Acquisition Streamlining, Productivity, and Quality, 140
Enhancing the Quality of the Acquisition Work Force, 142
Industrial Base Programs and Initiatives, 142
Part III: Defense Programs
A. Land Forces ..
Equipping the force, 154
FY 1988-92 Programs, 171
Tactical Air Forces ...
FY 1988-92 Programs, 189
Nuclear Forces .......
Composition of Nuclear Forces, 206
FY 1988-92 Programs for Strategic Forces, 206
FY 1988-92 Programs for Nonstrategic Nuclear Forces, 219
Force Projection and Mobilization ........
Mobilizing the Force, 224
Deploying the Force, 229
The FY 1988-92 Program, 233
c Support for Mobilization, 236
Command, Control, Communications, and
Strategic C Systems Overview, 240
Theater and Tactical Systems Overview, 241
Defensewide Communications and Information
Systems Overview, 242
Intelligence Overview, 244
Preparing Tomorrow's Forces
-- Research and Development ......
Science and Technology Program, 248
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 251
Nuclear Weapons Program, 253
Defense Nuclear Agency Programs, 254
Alliance Strategy .....
Alliance Security, 257
Regional Security, 259
Security Assistance, 274
International Armaments Cooperation, 279
Items of Special Importance
The Strategic Defense Initiative, 283
Space Systems Operations, 289
Chemical Deterrence, 291
Special Operations Forces, 295
Test and Evaluation, 299
Technology Security and Export Control, 301
Counterintelligence and Security Policy, 307
Military Health Care, 318
Anti-Drug Programs, 322