The Longest Supply Lines

Henry C.K. Liu hliu at
Sat Mar 29 11:09:33 MST 2003

lvnadal wrote:
> If I may....
> This question is a vital question in that it is a reflection of the key
> logistical/combat question:  how much support does it take to keep a soldier
> in combat-- or a "tush in the bush," "ass in the grass."    During  Vietnam,
> that number was estimated at 10:1, a tremendous demand on both combat and
> logistical teams.  I don't know what the current estimate is.

The official ration for this war is 15 to 1 due to the high use of
mechanized equipment.

Henry C.K. Liu

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