Accession Number:

ADA525264

Title:

Addiction to Joint Logistics - The Dangers of Over Dependence on a Joint Logistics Concept

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-23

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

While it is a U.S. strategic interest to maximize global cooperation in the quest to maintain worldwide security, it is also vitally important to maintain the organic capacity and institutional skill to act unilaterally in defense of national sovereignty. Uninhibited exposure of logistics sourcing and processes to coalition-controlled free market efficiencies will lead to over-dependence on non-organic commodity supply, atrophied internal process capability, and diminished means for unilateral U.S. force employment. The potential absence of coalition buy-in to US force employment desires would restrict options available to the Geographic Combatant Commander GCC, preventing him from acting in support of U.S. interests and unduly influencing theater strategic policy.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE