Accession Number : ADA313440

Title :   So Many, So Much, So Far, So Fast United States Transportation Command and Strategic Deployment for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm,

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC JOINT HISTORY OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Matthews, James K. ; Holt, Cora J.

PDF Url : ADA313440

Report Date : AUG 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 347

Abstract : Strategic mobility, the capability to transport military forces rapidly across intercontinental distances into an operational theater, lies at the heart of US military strategy. Nowhere has the importance of strategic mobility been more evident than in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the military response to the Iraqi seizure of Kuwait that began in August 1990 and ended in March 1991. This study presents a detailed analysis of how the Defense Transportation System (DTS)--the United States Transportation Command, its service components, and the civilian transportation industry--provided the strategic mobility that enabled the United States and its allies to assemble an overwhelming military force to defeat Iraq and free Kuwait. It is also a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the military and civilian personnel who ran the DTS during the operation.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, *SAUDI ARABIA, *RAPID DEPLOYMENT, MOBILITY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, IRAQ, KUWAIT, MILITARY STRATEGY, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, PERSIAN GULF, RESPONSE, TRANSPORT, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE