Accession Number:

ADA276561

Title:

The Critical Impact of Strategic Mobility on National Security

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

As we approach the 21st century, many extraordinary developments are redefining a New World Order. What was once a bi-polar power system is now evolving into a multi-polar arrangement, complete with the dispersement of very sophisticated military capabilities. In this evolving environment, Deterrence, will remain as the cornerstone of U.S. National Security Strategy. In support of this strategy, the United States will become even more dependent on its ability to every region of the world to confront any challenges to its vital interests. To rapidly deploy and sustain combat forces worldwide, the United States relies on a mobility triad. This is the balanced and complimentary capabilities of Airlift, Sealift, and Prepositioning. The focus of this research paper is to investigate the strategic mobility triad of the United States to determine if it is capable of projecting and sustaining a balanced military force on a global scale in support of U.S. national security objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE