Accession Number : ADA195017

Title :   Mobilizing the U. S. Industrial Base in the 80s.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Manchester, David J

PDF Url : ADA195017

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : One cannot have lived in the United States and been exposed to the news media for the last five years without recognizing that our industrial base is experiencing problems. Even with the tremendous defense build-up of the Reagan administration, our industry is still plagued with problems that are not going away. The ability to mobilize our industrial base quickly enough to meet the needs of our wartime forces is dependent on a strong industrial base. If we are unable to solve our industrial base problems and keep our industry strong, we may lose the ability to provide our forces with the supplies necessary to defeat our opponent. This paper is written to identify the major problem areas within industry that are effecting the mobilization ability of the industrial base. It offers a plan which could aid tremendously in solving those problems and ensuring our industry stays strong, competitive on world markets, and has the ability to rapidly mobilize.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *MOBILIZATION, ACCUMULATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, GLOBAL, MARKETING, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE