Accession Number : ADA132578

Title :   Observations Concerning Plans and Programs to Assure the Continuity of Vital Wartime Movements through United States Ports.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA132578

Report Date : 30 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Although U.S. ports are vitally important to military mobilization, they are highly vulnerable to various wartime disruptions such as sabotage and mines. Therefore, various efforts have been initiated to address anticipated port sustainability problems. Although much interest has been generated and progress has occurred in recent years, the problems are far from solved. Concerns in particular involve: Certain planning gaps; The division of responsibility among various participants involved in movements through the ports during mobilization; Whether certain responsible agencies have adequate legislative authority to perform their roles; and The Federal, State, and local Government, and private coordination needed to assure continued port operations. The report contains observations regarding the nature and resolution of these problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ports(Facilities), *Defense planning, Mobilization, Vulnerability, Sabotage, Mines(Ordnance), Risk, Transportation, Civil defense, United States Government, Planning, Emergencies, Logistics planning

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE