Accession Number : ADA264542


Title :   Airlift: The Strategic Achilles Heel of the United States


Descriptive Note : Individual study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Drummond, Raymond R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264542.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : This study project reviews current established National Security Strategy and examines the 'ways and means' available to accomplish the stated ends. The focus is primarily on the US ability to project power in furtherance or its national security interests. Critical to this examination is a thorough review of available strategic airlift assets and the ability of the US to conduct forced entry operations, Given the study's not too optimistic conclusions, some recommendations to address shortcomings are made.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *DEFICIENCIES , *AIR POWER , *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , NATIONAL SECURITY , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , GOAL PROGRAMMING , MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS , AIR FORCE PLANNING , STRATEGIC WARFARE , POWER , MARINE CORPS PLANNING , FLIGHT CREWS , STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE