Introduction--Transportation Functions and Levels of War, Continued
Figure 1-5. Tactical Transportation
Three major factors influence structuring a transportation system to support a
military operation. Those factors are:
The levels of war.
The range of military operations.
The political nature of the United States involvement.
We have already discussed the transportation system's impacts on the
levels of war. The latter two will now be discussed.
The Army is required to function through the three states of the range of military
operations, from peacetime through conflict to War. For a better conceptual
understanding, Figure 1-6 portrays the range of military operations in a strategic
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