TITLE

Logistics

AUTHOR(S)
Lynn, John A.
PUB. DATE
January 1996
SOURCE
Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p268
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the significance of logistics, the art of supplying and moving armed forces, in military strategy, art and sciences. In the early modern era, European armies dependent on horses for transport could campaign only while grass was in the fields, so as fall set in and fodder withered, armies retired to winter quarters. By the late seventeenth century, armies undertook to supply their soldiers with food from regular magazines and field ovens, but this traded one problem for another, since maneuver became more constrained by supply lines.
ACCESSION #
12443625

 

Related Articles

  • Supporting Army and Joint Special Operations Forces. Nelson, Randal; Gallagher, Mike // Army Sustainment;May/Jun2016, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p12 

    The article offers information about supporting the U.S. Army as well as the joint special operations forces (SOF). It discusses challenges facing logisticians when it comes to assignments to SOF units as they will be exposed to additional authorities, policies, funding streams, and nonstandard...

  • GOTI I JUŽNA PANONIJA. Gračanin, Hrvoje // Scrinia Slavonica;2006, Vol. 6, p83 

    Gothic presence in Southpannonian provinces can be observed in three different periods of history: 1. 379/380-408; 2. 454/455-473; 3. 488/493-537. The first period was marked by initial raids, settlements and the state of unrest among members of the group comprised of three peoples: the...

  • THE WORLD'S NEWEST ARMY. O'Donnell, James P. // Saturday Evening Post;10/8/1955, Vol. 228 Issue 15, p30 

    The article discusses the role of atomic superweapons in the defense of Europe. According to the author, career officers of the U.S. Army unanimously agree to three propositions in regard to war. The soldiers have felt that the best deployment of atomic weapons is to gather them inside flankless...

  • What to Do About Operational Readiness Floats. Horsfall, Andrew; Osorio-Torres, Kimberly; Watson, Jon; Wyche, David // Army Sustainment;May/Jun2016, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p14 

    The article offers information about the concept of the operational readiness floats of the U.S. Army. It provides information regarding the use of tools and concepts developed through Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training to determine the validity of the ORF program as a readiness enabler. Details are...

  • Thinking Inside the Box: AC/RC Teaming. Formica, Anthony // Military Review;Mar/Apr2001, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p86 

    Focuses on the integration of the Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) force structures of the United States Army in military mission deployments. Problems regarding the team up of AC and RC forces; Considerations in the integration of AC and RC forces; Implications of the team up.

  • Building and Sustaining Readiness Across Forces Command Formations. Walker Jr., Flem B. "Donnie" // Army Sustainment;May/Jun2016, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p26 

    The article focuses on the importance of establishing and sustaining military readiness in forces command formations of the U.S. Army. Topics being discussed include training the Army' forces about combat deployments to engage in counterinsurgency operations and to support partner nations'...

  • ARMORED FORCE. Jennings, Nathan // Army Magazine;Aug2014, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p49 

    The article discusses developments in the operation of the armored ground forces of the U.S. Army as of August 2014. It claims that only a robust mechanized armored brigade combat teams (BCT) could provide strategic deterrence against opponents. It cites the importance of a combined-arms...

  • IMCOM Enables Mobilization Readiness. Dahl, Kenneth R. // Army Sustainment;May/Jun2016, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p22 

    The article offers information concerning the critical role played by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) as a military mobilization readiness enabler. To support Army's commanders, the IMCOM acts as the functional integrator for delivering trained and ready force as well as...

  • Platoon Dispatched on Second Deployment to Iraq. Gordon, Jack // Warrior Citizen;Summer2009, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p34 

    The article reports on the deployment of the 14th Quartermaster Co. unit of the U.S. Army Reserve to support the Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics