Accession Number : ADA223178

Title :   The Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense, A Personal Assessment

Descriptive Note : Study project

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Michael E.

PDF Url : ADA223178

Report Date : 30 APR 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense, also known as the Denton Commission, was charged by Public Law with studying the problems relating to the transportation of cargo and personnel for national defense purposes during time of war and national emergency. Specifically, they were tasked to analyze the ability of the merchant marine industry to meet the wartime and mobilization requirements of the nation. This paper will analyze the four reports of the Denton Commission, collectively known as the Denton Report, assess the Commission's analysis of the problem, critique key recommendations, and provide my recommendations and conclusions to the dilemma.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL DEFENSE, *MERCHANT VESSELS, *FEDERAL LAW, INDUSTRIES, EMERGENCIES, REPORTS, CARGO, WARFARE, TRANSPORTATION, REQUIREMENTS, MOBILIZATION

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE