Accession Number:

ADA339209

Title:

The Revolution in Defense Logistics.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The significance of logistics was recently underscored to the American public when, at the conclusion of Operation Desert Storm, John Chancellor of NBC news said this was a logisticians war logistics, the movement of troops and supplies, made all the difference. That acknowledgment was both timely and true, but also consistent with much historical precedent. At the conclusion of World War II, one German general said that if we had had American logistics, we would have beaten Russia. Today, America has precision strike capability due to a vision some 20 years ago. Today, we are developing a vision for other major changes in warfare -- it is called the Revolution in Military Affairs or RMA. We need a complementary vision for the logistics concepts that will support the style of warfare the RMA envisions in our future. Today, I will layout the grand vision -- one with logistics integrated into the overall warfighting framework.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE