Why Is Strategic Mobility an Issue for the Congress?
What Drives Today's Requirements for Mobility Forces?
The Current Strategic Airlift Fleet
Plans for Modernizing Military Airlift
Missions That Determine DoD's Requirements for Strategic Airlift
The Current Strategic Sealift Fleet
Plans for Modernizing Surge Sealift
Could DoD Rely More on Commercial Shipping?
A Lesson from Desert Shield: Preposition Heavy Forces
Current Land- and Sea-Based Prepositioning
DoD's Plans to Expand Prepositioning
The Benefits and Risks of Prepositioning
Problems in Identifying Lift Requirements
DoD's Most Recent Requirements for Strategic Mobility Forces
Criteria for Evaluating Strategic Lift Options
The Administration's Plan
Five Alternatives to the Administration's Plan
Comparison of the Alternatives by Various Measures