The Failure of the All-Volunteer Force

Byron, John
October 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2006, Vol. 132 Issue 10, p12
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the author's views on the failure of the All-Volunteer Force (AVF) concept practiced by the U.S. armed forces in Iraq. According to the author, the AVF in Iraq failed since it did not fulfill its implicit promises of the availability of enough fighters to meet the requirements on the armed forces, to provide them with training and the required capabilities, and the constancy of the relationship between the armed forces and the society.


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