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Defense Health Care: Force Health Protection and Surveillance Policy Compliance Was Mixed, but Appears Better for Recent Deployments
GAO-05-120: Published: Nov 12, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2004.
A lack of servicemember health and deployment data hampered investigations into the nature and causes of illnesses reported by many servicemembers following the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. Public Law 105-85, enacted in November 1997, required the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a system to assess the medical condition of servicemembers before and after deployments. Following its September 2...
Homeland Defense: Preliminary Observations on How Overseas and Domestic Missions Impact DOD Forces
GAO-03-677T: Published: Apr 29, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2003.
The way in which the federal government views the defense of the United States has dramatically changed since September 11, 2001. Consequently, the Department of Defense (DOD) is adjusting its Cold War strategic focus (of defending against massed combat forces) to better encompass defense against the asymmetric threats that small terrorist cells represent to U.S. territory. GAO was asked to review...
Military Readiness: Effects of a U.S. Military Presence in Europe on Mobility Requirements
GAO-02-99: Published: Nov 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2001.
The United States maintains 100,000 military personnel in Europe to provide rapid response in the event of a military crisis and help shape the international environment. These forward-deployed forces and equipment also facilitate the movement of U.S. forces to an area of operations. DOD has not quantified the impact of a forward presence in Europe on mobility requirements. However, Defense offici...
Kosovo Air Operations: Need to Maintain Alliance Cohesion Resulted in Doctrinal Departures
GAO-01-784: Published: Jul 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2001.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance achieved the goals of Operation Allied Force--Yugoslavian forces were removed from Kosovo; refugees returned; and a peacekeeping force was put in place, with no allied combat fatalities. Through it all, the NATO allies stayed united and learned much about working together as a combat force. These achievements did not come easily, however, and...
NATO: U.S. Assistance to the Partnership for Peace
GAO-01-734: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2001.
After the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in 1991, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and the United States sought new ways to cooperate with the political and military leadership of their former adversaries. In January 1994, NATO established the Partnership for Peace to increase defense cooperation with former Warsaw Pact members and other former communist st...
Electronic Warfare: Army Special Operations Acquisition Strategy for Improved Equipment Is Sound
NSIAD-99-189: Published: Aug 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Special Operations Command's (USSCOM) acquisition strategy for aircraft electronic warfare systems, focusing on the soundness of USSCOM's electronic warfare acquisition strategy in terms of correcting deficiencies and maximizing commonality in its aircraft survivability equipment.GAO noted that: (1) the Army Special Operatio...
Military Operations: Impact of Operations Other Than War on the Services Varies
NSIAD-99-69: Published: May 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of operations other than war (OOTW) on the military services, focusing on the: (1) impact of OOTW on the warfighting capability of each of the services, including the time to recover warfighting skills; (2) extent to which reporting systems fully capture the impacts; (3) available information on the effect of OOTW on moral...
Defense Transportation: The Army's Hunter Pilot Project Is Inconclusive but Provides Lessons Learned
NSIAD-99-129: Published: Jun 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the lessons learned from the Army's personal property program, the Hunter Pilot Project, focusing on the: (1) Army's evaluation methodology of the Hunter Pilot, including the validity of data and reported results; and (2) status of all ongoing and planned pilot projects and the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to...
Defense Transportation: Efforts to Improve DOD's Personal Property Program
T-NSIAD-99-106: Published: Mar 18, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve its program for relocating military personnel and their families, including the Army's Hunter pilot program, focusing on the: (1) evaluation methodology; and (2) Army Audit Agency's validation of the test and baseline data.GAO noted that: (1) GAO agreed that DOD needs to reengineer its persona...
Bosnia Peace Operation: Mission, Structure, and Transition Strategy of NATO's Stabilization Force
NSIAD-99-19: Published: Oct 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led military force in Bosnia, known as the Stabilization Force (SFOR), focusing on: (1) how SFOR's operations in Bosnia have changed since mid-1997, particularly its support for the operation's civil aspects, and whether any such changes have exceeded SFOR's defined mission; (2) the missi...