Accession Number:

ADA170404

Title:

X Corps Logistics during Eighth Army Offensive of 1950

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-21

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The basic question is whether or not an historical example of major tactical operation provides logistics lesson learned which are germane to the modern strategist or logistician. Lessons learned may be applied to current logistics doctrine andor operational policies to enhance, validate, or invalidate current methods used to provide combat service support in combat forces in a conventional conflict. Additionally, while the warfighting community has preserved its success through literature, for posterity, little has been done to formally chronicle the effort and successes of logistical support components which accompanied combat units to the battlefield. Primary research centered upon contemporary Korean War reports of the units involved in the conflict including Eighth US Army, Korea, Japan Logistics Command, and X Corps. Extensive use was made of operations and administrative orders and associated maps. Study of the period also provided a perception of the evolutionary development of logistics organizations which are in the current force structure. Research revealed that tacticalstrategic decisions have a significant impact upon logistics capabilities which, in turn, hold the key to the relative success or failure of combat forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE