To date, the U.S. military has not had a major problem getting to a military contingency. The problems emerge once U.S. forces arrive. A particular vulnerability is created by the need to resupply far flung bases and outposts. Each convoy loaded with fuel food, ammunition and supplies constitutes a potential vulnerability. At the same time, the demand for support, particularly electric power generation is only going to increase. A potential solution is micro-nuclear reactors that can be designed small enough to be transportable by air or on heavy transporters. DoD and the Army are looking at this possibility for the near-future. I have written more on this here.
Find Archived Articles: