Accession Number:

ADA525226

Title:

HIZBULLOGISTICS: The Asymmetrical Application of Logistics in War

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This paper analyzes logistics in asymmetrical warfare and finds that the use of unconventional techniques have enabled insurgents to exploit adversaries at the tactical and operational levels of war. It examines the Israeli-Hizbullah War of 2006, as well as other U. S. military operations where insurgents have been successful in acquiring and protecting their weapons and supplies. Additionally, it examines several techniques used to stop the logistical flow of arms to insurgents. Although some of the preventive measures appear somewhat out-dated, they, along with some newer seaport security initiatives and capacity building programs are still very relevant, and can help provide the stability needed to prevent the spread and use of arms among insurgents while also providing the needed security and protection for the population.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE