Accession Number : ADA326715

Title :   Transportation Support to Two Nearly Simultaneous Major Regional Conflicts--An Unacceptable Scenario.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Lysne, Bruce J.

PDF Url : ADA326715

Report Date : 31 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Current U.S. military strategy calls for Two (Nearly Simultaneous) Major Regional Conflicts (2MRC). A serious question remains about the transportation systems ability to support this scenario. Granted, the Army has honed its skills over the last six years in twenty-five deployments; however, there is still need for robust strategic transportation capability although some equipment shortfalls have been addressed. During Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the U.S. had time to introduce combat forces and build a sustainment package. Regional and global commitment boosted U.S. ability to logistically support the Gulf War. An in-process reduction in forces was halted. If the U.S. supports one MRC at a Gulf War tempo, a second MRC may not ever receive the required support.

Descriptors :   *SCENARIOS, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *DEPLOYMENT, *ARMY PLANNING, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, IRAQ, KUWAIT, MILITARY STRATEGY, LESSONS LEARNED, PERSIAN GULF, REDUCTION, COMBAT FORCES, SHORTAGES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE