Improving Strategic Mobility

Improving Strategic Mobility

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Strategic mobility, moving men a equipment from U.S. bases to the areas where they are required, is a critical element in U.S. military strategy. The U.S. cannot maintain adequate forces abroad to satisfy its security needs; therefore, it must be prepared to meet military aggression through rapid movement of active a reserve units. A Congressionally mandated study done in 1981 determined that the U.S. lacks adequate means to rapidly move troops a equipment overseas. This study analyzes the AdminAis. plan for meeting mobility needs a solving this important problem. The study, centered on C-17 aircraft, examines 3 alternative plans in depth as well, a provides an excellent view of the problems a dilemmas facing the DoD in this important area. Illus.still be operating 30 to 40 repairs, and daily operations] according to the Air Force , high initial price paid for the C ... administrative levels, such as Wing Head- Airlift Command (MAC), or Headquarters, operation and support cost for an aircraft.

Title:Improving Strategic Mobility
Author:R. William Thomas
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2008-05


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