Accession Number : ADA297898

Title :   The Wartime Utility of Pre-Positioned Material.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Doyle, David N.

PDF Url : ADA297898

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Combat logistics and combat strategy are inescapably linked and together they constitute an indivisible combat capacity. Without combat, logistics has no reason for being. And without logistics, combat has no means. As an element of combat logistics, pre-positioned material provides the war-fighter with combat utility not otherwise available. lts real worth lies in its potential contribution to combat in the future. The use of pre-positioned material in the Cold War reflected the manner in which the war was intended to be waged on land. Likewise, current pre-positioning theory reflects the manner in which planners project that future wars will be fought. As combat strategy evolves, so does logistics strategy. The end of the last decade brought about a huge change to pre-positioning theory in order to optimize combat operations in a very changed new world. (KAR) P. 2

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS), MILITARY OPERATIONS, MOBILITY, WARFARE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, GLOBAL, STRATEGY, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), MARINE TRANSPORTATION, COLD WAR, LOGISTICS PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE