22 September 2019
More recently, the US Transportation Command staged the “turbo activation” of 28 logistics ships – from a fleet of 87 vessels spread across the Military Sealift Command, Department of Transportation and the Maritime Administration – in the largest mobilisation activity of its kind since Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, to test the ability to move heavy equipment overseas in times of conflict.
This flurry of activity is a manifestation of long-standing plans and initial training activities that have gradually grown in scope and sophistication.
… Collin Koh is research fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, a unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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