In Touch with Industry: ICAF Industry Studies, Academic Year 1996: Land Combat Systems [open pdf - 866KB]
Land combat systems (LCS) are at the core of the nation' s ability to defend or occupy territory. The U.S. national security strategy is built upon the ability to back up diplomacy with the full spectrum of military action an~'here in the world. Without a viable land combat force, the United States cannot implement that strategy. Changing world scenarios over the past several years have allowed U.S. leaders to shift budgetary resources away from defense procurement. The result is a significantly smaller LCS industrial base that is looking to a cooperative partnership with the government and a vision crat~ed by the government for its survival.
ICAF Industry Studies 1996