Strategic Mobility--Is Emphasis Still Needed?
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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Our strategic mobility capabilities have been a widely debated and controversial issue--do we have enough lift capability to get what is needed, where its needed, in time to make a difference The military strategy of the US is critically dependent on our ability to rapidly deploy and sustain combat forces worldwide. The concept of deterrence is an important element of this military strategy. If it is to remain effective, potential enemies must not only recognize our readiness but also our ability to quickly project forces. We rely upon a strategic mobility triad strategic airlift and sealift, and prepositioning to accomplish this crucial task. This triad faces significant shortfalls in view of other current requirements. Will the changing global environment favor or worsen these mobility shortfalls
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