TITLE

THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE AND MARITIME INDUSTRY IN REVIEW

AUTHOR(S)
Pouch, Robert H.; McNamara, James
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2003, Vol. 129 Issue 5, p110
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
By the end of April 2003, U.S. and coalition forces had taken control of Iraq and dusted the Hussein regime. In the course of preparing for this war, a complex maritime logistical plan to supply Operation Iraqi Freedom was put in place by the U.S. Transportation Command. During the past decade, the armed services have designed, constructed, or converted an armada of vessels that they directly operate and control to support the position and movement of ammunition, supplies, and equipment all over the globe. One of the critical policy changes within the maritime industry was the increased emphasis on port and national security. A group of U.S. Jones Act trade ship owners who sponsor the Maritime Cabotage Task Force claim the Jones Act provides a level playing field for operators in U.S. domestic commerce and ship-building and a measure of military security through its base of maritime employment and infrastructure.
ACCESSION #
9750357

 

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