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Mobilization

Mobilization is the organization, preparation, and deployment of a nation’s manpower and materiel for war or national emergencies. Mobilization encompasses myriad organizations, including all active branches of the armed forces, the reserves, and other federal agencies involved in disaster relief or “whole-of-government” operations in overseas stability missions. Manpower considerations also include training new personnel and maintaining individual and unit combat effectiveness. Material preparation includes all aspects of logistical support to the armed forces, including industrial production. Mobilization efforts have increasingly included private contractors for logistical support both in the United States and overseas. One of the main uses of contractors in mobilization is to provide training on and maintenance of newly fielded equipment. The United States maintains a high level of readiness for contingency operations ...

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