Programmed Forces

Programmed Forces

The forces that exist for each year of the Future Years Defense Program. They contain the major combat and tactical support forces that are expected to execute the national strategy within manpower, fiscal, and other constraints. See also current force; force; Intermediate Force Planning Level.
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These assessment exercises help formulate changes to programmed forces.
The thickly shaded lines in the lower portion of the framework indicate a need to reassess, after the selection of programmed forces, the ability of available forces to carry out the national military strategy.
However fiscally constrained, the programmed force must satisfy the most critical aspects of the national military strategy.

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