Accession Number:

ADA234155

Title:

Logistics Intelligence: The First Step in Operational Sustainment?

Descriptive Note:

Monograph rept. AY 1989/1990

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

This monograph examines the intelligence requirements of logistics planners at the operational level of war. Specifically, it analyzes what information is available to sustainment planners, the form of that information as it is used in the staff planning process, and the degree to which that intelligence satisfies the requirements of logistics planners. First, the theory and context of logistics and intelligence at the operational level of war are studied. These component parts are then synthesized into a working definition of the term operational level logistics intelligence. Two historical case studies in which operational logistics and intelligence played important parts are analyzed next. These examples are Operation Overload, the Allied landing at Normandy, and Operation Chromite, the joint U.S.Korean landing at Inchon. Current Army and joint doctrine for the production of intelligence to support sustainment planning at the operational level are examined next. Specific emphasis is placed on the interface of joint and Army doctrine.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE