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Strategic Mobilization

Peter V. Nash

in The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033679
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0006
Strategic Mobilization

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The second major challenge for planners, highlighted by the collective experience at the beginning of World War II, was the need for better preparation and efficiency at marshalling logistic resources in the event of another war. Exacerbating the problem after 1945 was the debilitating effects from very rapid demobilization of both ships and manpower. This chapter investigates how this was managed and whether the mobilization plans — including the role of reserve fleets and their methods of preservation — worked, based on the evidence about naval mobilization efforts for the Korean War.

Keywords: Korean War; reserve fleets; naval mobilization; World War II

Chapter.  12837 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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