Military Logistics and Strategic Performance

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Overview

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.

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Kane (politics and Asian studies, U. of Hull) comes down on the side of General Omar Bradley rather than of military historian Martin Van Creveld to argue that logistics is indeed crucial to strategic success in warfare. He defines logistical capabilities as an arbiter of opportunity, playing a critical role in determining which side will hold the strategic initiative in war. He cites examples from several conflicts since World War II. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714651613
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Series: Strategy and History Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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RUSI Journal

"It is of great satisfaction that a respected publisher such as Frank Cass has chosen to start a new series with a book that is very welcome addition to a rather slim collection of titles that deals with the concept of military logistics...a major contribution to the analysis of military logistics and how logistics works strategically, the debate in military history on how logistics has worked in past campaigns and adds to the collection of comparative historical case studies"

RUSI Journal:

"a very welcome addition to a rather slim collection of titles that deals with the concept of military logistics... a major contribution of the analysis of military logistics and how logistics work strategically".

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