The world today is less volatile than at anytime in the recent past. Then tensions were high and the chance of armed conflict between allied and communist superpowers was a real threat. The dramatic end of the cold war has caused significant changes in the nation's domestic and foreign policies and priorities. During the cold war era, our national attention and military might were focused on the external threat and related issues. The Army is moving from a forward deployed to a force projection strategy. Additionally, there is an acute awareness of the need for increased military involvement in OOTW. FMs 100-19 and 100-23 emphasize the priority being placed on military involvement in noncombat operations. Additional umbrella doctrinal publications are on the horizon. These will embrace nontraditional roles of peacetime operations for the Army.