The Resource Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need to Be Reassessed

Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need to Be Reassessed

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Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need to Be Reassessed
Title
Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need to Be Reassessed
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. military stores, or prepositions, reserves of military equipment and supplies near potential conflict areas to ensure that the material would be quickly available to forces in the event of a crisis. During a crisis, prepositioning would speed U.S. response times because only the troops and a relatively small amount of materiel would need to be brought by air to the conflict area. As a result, the Department of Defense (DOD) could field heavily equipped, combat-ready forces in days rather than the weeks it would take if the forces and all necessary equipment and supplies had to be brought from the United States. Collectively, the services spent over $1 billion in fiscal year 1997 to operate and maintain their prepositioning programs. The Chairman, Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, asked GAO to assess the readiness of prepositioning programs. Specifically, GAO examined (1) the basis for program requirements and (2) the rates of inventory fill and maintenance condition of prepositioned stocks and the reliability of this readiness data. GAO focused its review on the Army and the Air Force programs because of concerns that emerged about the sufficiency, condition, and management of their prepositioned stocks. Information on the Marine Corps and the Navy programs is in appendix I
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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  • Operational readiness
  • Military equipment
  • Inventory
  • Army operations
  • Air force operations
  • Maintenance
  • Requirements
  • Department of defense
  • Marine corps
  • United states
  • Navy
  • Reliability
  • Response
  • Conflict
  • Stockpiles
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Label
Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need to Be Reassessed
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Publication
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Report to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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74 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227882938
  • (OCoLC)ocn227882938
Label
Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need to Be Reassessed
Publication
Note
Report to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
74 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227882938
  • (OCoLC)ocn227882938

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