Accession Number : ADA293341

Title :   Operational Logistics in a Maritime Theater of Operations: The BUNA Operation. 11 July 1942-2 January 1943.

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Desrosiers, Laura L.

PDF Url : ADA293341

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Operational logistics is critically important in the planning and execution of any operation. Proper application of the principles of logistics can assist the logistical planner and operational commander in ensuring the efficient transport and sustainment of troops and supplies. The Buna Operation serves as an excellent case study of operational logistics in an immature, hostile theater. Many aspects of the Buna Operation are applicable today, as United States military forces are increasingly called upon to serve in remote regions of the world. In an area of operations possessing minimal infrastructure and an inhospitable environment, an effective logistic network may depend on economy, improvisation and host nation support.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NETWORKS, EFFICIENCY, CASE STUDIES, TRANSPORT, REMOTE AREAS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE