REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMISSION ON MERCHANT MARINE AND DEFENSE

The assessment by the Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense of the maritime resources of the United States and their capabilities to meet wartime sealift and support requirements is the most comprehensive undertaken since World War II. The author, who is Maritime Administrator and a member of the Commission, first gives the wording of the Commission's mandate. He then describes the composition of the membership and procedures for meeting and hearings. The Commission's first report transmitted its factual findings and conclusions to the President and Congress. The findings are summarized in 24 succinct statements that are reproduced in Appendix I to the paper. The second report of the Commission contained seven principal recommendations, which the author outlines, for dealing with the deficiencies identified and for improving U.S. defense readiness. The Executive Summary of this second report is reproduced in full as Appendix II. The paper concludes with special mention of tanker considerations and of the Effective U.S. Controlled Fleet.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Gaughan, J
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  • Pagination: 13p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM