Military Logistics and Strategic Performance

Military Logistics and Strategic Performance

by Thomas M. Kane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714651613

ISBN-13: 9780714651613

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This work argues that logistics in warfare is crucial to achieving strategic success. The author identifies logistical capabilities as an arbiter of opportunity, which plays a critical role in determining which side will hold the strategic iniative in war. Armies which have secured reliable resources of supply have a great advantage in determining the time and

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This work argues that logistics in warfare is crucial to achieving strategic success. The author identifies logistical capabilities as an arbiter of opportunity, which plays a critical role in determining which side will hold the strategic iniative in war. Armies which have secured reliable resources of supply have a great advantage in determining the time and manner in which engagements take place. Often, they can fight in ways their opponents cannot. The author illustrates this point with case studies of British logistics during the Burma campaign in the World War II, American logistical innovations during the Pacific War, Communist supply methods during the American phase of the Vietnam War and the competing logistical systems of both NATO and Warsaw Pact conventional forces during the Cold War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714651613
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Strategy and History Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1The Arbiter of Opportunity1
2The Burma Campaign15
3Making It Work: America's War in the Pacific36
4Making Haste Slowly: Communist Logistics in Vietnam77
5The Cold War124
6The Revolution in Military Affairs149
Conclusion: The Foundation of Strategy171
Bibliography181
Index191

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