Good day everyone. I would like to know if where I can get any resources about basic logistics, especially from an Operations Research perspective? This is for a realistic strategy game. Some of the logistics challenges I would like to understand are:
Artillery and Firebase re-supply
Carrier and Amphibious operations
Battleship and shore bombardment logistics
Sortie rates and re-supply
Soviet logistical challenges in World War 3 with NATO or China
Major infantry operations by not-great powers (Israeli-Arab conflicts, Iraq-Iran war, Tanzania vs. Uganda, Southern African bush war, etc.)
Some of the conflicts I would love to apply some of the concepts to are:
Soviet "Seven Days to the Rhine" logistical challenges
Battles of 73 Easting and Khafji
The listed items are a bit specific, so I can understand if help is not immediately forthcoming, but the Mathematics of Military Logistics would of great help to me. This post with links to a Military Papers Database does seem as if it will be of great help so thanks for that OP and thanks in advance everyone else.
As you might have read, police in northern Italy have seized a cache of weapons belonging to a far-right group that included a Matra Super R530 F air-to-air missile. Why would a terrorist group own a weapon like that, since it lacks the airplane from which to launch it? Could this missile be adapted to a ground base launcher in any way? How complicated of an operation would that be?
I posted this on the geopolitics subforum. But people here may be more qualified, so I would like people here to give their opinions from a purely logistical and military POV, without any politics, and anyway this is a completely hypothetical scenario that I found to be worth some conjectures. Say if the POTUS ordered the military to prepare a contingency plan for such an operation, if such a plan is militarily possible and winnable.
Basically as a background, after the TNI went wild after the East Timor referendum, Western countries organized a military task force to secure East Timor's territory, and also to protect it from the Indonesian military. Is such an option logistically possible to Hong Kong? Basically the US military will try to force out the Chinese military from Hong Kong under the responsibility to protect doctrine, and then use the military, including ground troops, to maintain a defensive perimeter around HK, using the New Territories mountainous terrain to aid in defense, while the the same time using air assets to interdict Chinese reinforcements and gain local air superiority, just like in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.