Accession Number:

ADA202077

Title:

Maintaining Warfighting Capability in an Interdependent International Environment: Limitations to Arming the Nation from a Logistics Point of View

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

This paper suggests that the United States cannot arm or sustain its war machine without the cooperation of nations beyond its sphere of influence. It develops the thought that the vital interest of the United States is linked to the development of some Asian and African nations. The author asserts that U. S. security is becoming increasingly dependent on the raw materials from Africa and finished components from Asia needed to build weapon systems. Failure to take a holistic approach to the problem of dependency is seen as one of the major impediments to solving the foreign dependency equation. Traditional approaches to solving foreign dependency problems fail to take into account the complex nature of international relationships, the synergy which exists among the elements of foreign dependency, and the inability of program managers to determine actual requirements for military and commercial production. A recommended program to mitigate the effects of foreign dependency includes recognition of on-going efforts, a proposed management organization and a procedure to include dependency factors in procurement decisions. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE