Accession Number : ADA308981

Title :   Strategic Implications for a Single-Fuel Concept.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Weir, Donald G.

PDF Url : ADA308981

Report Date : 09 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The primary purpose of this paper is to review the strategic implications of converting the military services to a single fuel. It will attempt to answer the following questions: Is a single fuel concept the right strategy for the U.S. Army? Is a single fuel concept right for all land-based forces? Is a single fuel concept right for all military forces within DoD? This paper will also briefly discuss the history of fuel usage from World War II to the present. It demonstrates the need for a safe, cost effective fuel that can be utilized by all the services. It will also discuss the decisions that led up to the present doctrine which supports a single-fuel strategy. This paper also discusses some of the problems associated with this concept and finally offers some solutions or compromises to make this a workable concept.

Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *FUELS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), COST EFFECTIVENESS, HISTORY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE