Force planning can be defined as "the process of establishing military requirements based on an appraisal of the security needs of the nation, and selecting military forces to meet those requirements within fiscal limitations."
Bartlett, Henry C.
"Approaches to Force Planning,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 38
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol38/iss4/5