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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Strategic Mobility.
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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The report responds to DoDs awareness that getting men and materials to the theater expeditiously and efficiently is critical to winning any type of armed conflict. In developing their recommendations, the Task Force Engaged in a broad review of strategic mobility, including a range of coalition scenarios Assessed how to minimize the footprint of deployed forces Assessed organizational responsibilities, especially on the seam between two organizations Assessed the process of flowing strategic mobility resources in Support of a deployment Assessed the deployment planning and execution process, infrastructure, and information needs Assessed the strategic mobility resource activation process, including reserve call-up Assessed resources needed and planned to move forces, Support and sustainment Assessed the Survivability and Protection of forces deploying to, and in-theater The Task Force concluded that efforts should be focused on five major areas 1 Shaping the force for rapid response -- minimize the deployed footprint ashore 2 Improving the deployment architecture, planning, infrastructure and flow 3 Improving information system support for deployment planning and execution 4 Improving the protection of the forces entering the theater and 5 Improving lift and prepositioning capabilities.
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