Introduction--Transportation Functions and Levels of War, Continued
The strategic level of war employs the nation's armed forces to secure national
objectives. Its perspectives are both worldwide and long-range. It is sometimes
affected by alliance or coalition objectives. All national resources are considered
for use in mobilizing, equipping, and deploying the force.
transportation system plays in the strategic level by assisting strategic
commanders and staff in maintaining focus on the areas shown in figure 1-3.
Figure 1-3. Strategic Transportation
At the operational level of war, commanders use allocated military resources to
attain strategic goals within an area of operations. Operational level actions serve
as vital links between strategic objectives and the tactical employment of forces.
The army transportation system's role at the operational level is to assist Army
service component commander in the areas shown in Figure 1-4.
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