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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, R. Mitchell, III
dc.contributor.authorChristian, Jonathan.
dc.dateDecember 1993
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-26T23:22:43Z
dc.date.available2014-03-26T23:22:43Z
dc.date.issued1993-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39670
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study determines which of the two critical variables--vessel or personnel availability--will have the greater impact on strategic sealift given the post-Cold War geopolitical and fiscal environment, and examines the key implications of a depressed U. S.-flag Merchant Marine (and maritime industry) on contingency planning. In addition to reviewing the evolution and development of the U. S. Merchant Marine and considering the repercussions of past legislation on the current state of the industry, a synopsis of recently- proposed maritime reforms and government-administered sealift programs is provided. Further, shipbuilding and maritime labor trends are discussed. Using Operations Desert Shield/Storm as a conceptual model for future sealift scenarios, this analysis concludes that mariner availability, not ship availability, will be the sealift 'Achilles' heel' in a nearly simultaneous two MRC scenario. This study includes the views of maritime industry representatives and government officials as primary source data, and offers recommendations on potential sealift manning options and opportunities.en_US
dc.format.extent141 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleSealift and the U.S. Merchant Marine: vulnerabilities and implications for defenseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLooney, Robert
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorSealiften_US
dc.subject.authorU. S. Merchant Marineen_US
dc.subject.authorReady Reserve Forceen_US
dc.subject.authorNational Defense Reserve Fleeten_US
dc.subject.authorMARADen_US
dc.subject.authorDesert Shielden_US
dc.subject.authorDesert Stormen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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