Accession Number : ADA292352

Title :   Operation Desert Storm: Transportation and Distribution of Equipment and Supplies in Southwest Asia.

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

PDF Url : ADA292352

Report Date : DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This GAO report reviews the Department of Defense capabilities to move and distribute military equipment and supplies during Operation Desert Storm. Specifically, the logistics capabilities of the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force were reviewed. Analyzed were the abilities to: (1) unload equipment and supplies at seaports and airport facilities; (2) store and retrieve assets; (3) transport supplies and equipment to forward deployed logistic bases and units; and (4) provide security at ports of entry, in warehouses, and during surface transportation of assets. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *DEPLOYMENT, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), CARGO VEHICLES, TRANSPORTATION, AIR FORCE, CONGRESS, FORWARD AREAS, IRAQ, MARINE CORPS, MILITARY FACILITIES, DISTRIBUTION, REPORTS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS, JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, GROUND TRAFFIC, SUPPLIES, WARTIME, AIRPORTS, SOUTHWEST ASIA, WAREHOUSES, PORTS(FACILITIES), TRANSPORT SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Transport Aircraft
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Marine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE