The National Military Strategy states that the U.S. military should be able to fight and win two nearly simultaneous wars. Recently, concerns have been raised about whether the U.S. mobility capabilities may be inadequate to quickly transport the military forces and supplies necessary to execute strategy. This correspondence provides updated information on the readiness status of U.S. airlift and aerial refueling aircraft. Specifically, GAO provides (1) mission capable data for various military aircraft, (2) fiscal year 2000 average mission capable rates, and (3) data on aircraft that are not mission capable for supply and cannibalization rates for fiscal years 1997-2000.
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