Wednesday What We’re Reading (Dec. 5, 2018)

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3 thoughts on “Wednesday What We’re Reading (Dec. 5, 2018)

  1. Kilo Sierra

    Would any current asset (F-35, M1Ax – etc, etc) have the simplicity to facilitate assembly at a rate of 63 min / unit? Irrespective of ability to convert over… (or funding or any other blocker – less complexity)

    “The bugs were eventually worked out of the manufacturing processes, and by 1944, Ford was rolling a Liberator off the Willow Run production line every 63 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow_Run

    Peer competitor warfare will exhaust whatever is on the table – the combatant left standing will dictate terms. There won’t be long lead (industrial) mobilizations. You could even argue that it would be so abrupt and violent that normal military deployments / reinforcement (TPFDD) wouldn’t factor in the final results. Or the opposing force would make introduction of those forces into theater very costly.

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