ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic problem is to identify why United States military strategy is developed without regard to logistics considerations. Data was gathered by a literature search, attendance at the April 1975 JCS Worldwide Logistics Conference, and an interview with Rear Admiral Henry E. Eccles, USN Ret., a noted authority on logistics and strategy. Imprecise and misleading definitions, which contribute to the problem, required redefinition of the term logistics and development of a definition of strategic logistics. The decisionmaking and planning processes of the National Security Council, Department of Defense, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff were examined, and it is concluded that decisionmaking and planning at the highest levels of the Government do not provide the machinery for the integration of strategic logistics factors in the formulation of US strategic objectives. To provide this essential integration, the authors recommend a reorientation of the NSC, which could be accomplished most effectively by designating the Chairman of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisors as the Assistant for National Logistics Affairs, and by making him a permanent member of the NSC and Chairman of the NSCs Defense Program Review Committee.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies