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Tango0121 Mar 2016 10:22 p.m. PST

…U.S. Mobilize?.

"Earlier this year, War on the Rocks contributors David Barno and Nora Bensahel argued that U.S. policymakers and military planners should think about how to prepare for the next big war. Their stimulating essay identified six gaps munitions, weapons platforms, manpower, planning, technology, and stamina that a big war against a peer competitor could reveal.

This important article is a call for the United States to improve its planning for mobilization. Part of such planning should consider the competitive aspects of mobilization. In war, mobilization will favor some players and disadvantage others. Mobilization can be a risky, even debilitating act. By fully understanding the competitive aspects of mobilization, decision-makers can tailor mobilization to their advantage, exploiting relative strengths while avoiding vulnerabilities. Crucially, U.S. officials can substantially reinforce deterrence by publicly displaying an understanding of the competitive aspects of mobilization, including how the United States would employ its competitive advantages against adversaries during a prospective mobilization. As we will see, the United States has experienced both the benefits and perils of mobilization, along with missed opportunities for enhancing deterrence…"
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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Mar 2016 6:55 a.m. PST

Probably faster than China can project forces across the Pacific

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2016 8:16 a.m. PST


28mm Fanatik22 Mar 2016 9:06 a.m. PST

The US can mobilize much faster due to her military and naval bases around the world, including Japan and S. Korea.

paulgenna Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2016 9:47 a.m. PST

China may have to re-think their slow grab depending on the political winds this fall. An aggressive Commander-in-Chief may not allow this slow grab.

Badgers22 Mar 2016 10:33 a.m. PST

Sorry but you can't ask silly questions and expect anything but silly answers. There is a real world out there.

Mako11 Inactive Member22 Mar 2016 1:48 p.m. PST

They have a lot better manufacturing base than we do now, so……..

David Manley24 Mar 2016 9:34 a.m. PST

I guess it depends how long it takes for all your spare parts to ship from China :)

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