ABSTRACT

Strategic Mobility Innovation: Options and Oversight Issues [April 29, 2005]   [open pdf - 696KB]

"With the George W. Bush Administration proposing a reduction in the U.S. military overseas basing posture and also identifying transformation as a major goal for the Department of Defense (DOD), the need to rapidly transport U.S. military forces from one location to another has appeared to increase in importance. Consequently, Congress may opt to consider what the future holds in the area of strategic mobility innovation. A central issue for the 109th Congress is the determination of which investments should be pursued today to develop strategic mobility platforms to meet tomorrows National Security Strategy requirements. Congressional decisions concerning this issue could have significant implications for future U.S. military capabilities, DOD funding requirements, the defense industrial base, and future congressional oversight of DOD activities. This report will examine strategic mobility innovation in airlift and sealift used to transport cargo and personnel between theaters of operation (inter-theater)."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32887
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2005-04-29
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