*A lecture delivered at the U. S. Naval War College
This subject is one of such magnitude that it would be presumptuous to claim that what follows is even a review of its essential features.
The effort in this paper is to throw what little light I can upon one of the too often neglected branches of study in the Art of War, with a view to awakening our minds to its controlling importance.
This paper therefore will be an attempt at a brief discussion of logistics under the following heads:
(b) The importance of a proper comprehension of our duty in respect to knowledge of logistics.
(c) The relation that exists between logistics and strategy.
(d) The necessity of considering quality as well as quantity in supply, and the limitations thereby imposed on logistics.
(e) The influence of logistics upon the type of war to be waged.
(f) The importance of solutions of logistic problems in time of peace.
(g) How logistics is involved with peace strategy.