the means to fight and to sustain the war effort, a fighting force is doomed. In addition, having a large supply of weapons, equipment, and men is absolutely useless unless you can deliver those men and their equipment and weapons effectively to the point at which they are needed, at the time they are needed. As implied in the opening section of this chapter, strategy and tactics mean nothing if they are not backed up by a solid logistical system. One of the great accomplishments of the FMLN and the forces that supported it was that of setting up a sound logistical foundation. This logistical foundation operated with little change throughout the conflict, and is one of the key reasons the FMLN was able to last for over twelve years of bitter conflict.