Decisive Force: Strategic Bombing in the Gulf War

Decisive Force: Strategic Bombing in the Gulf War
Title:
Decisive Force: Strategic Bombing in the Gulf War
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-070-00710-0
ISBN:
0-16-061368-X
Description

Discusses the strategic bombing by the United States Air Force in the Persian Gulf War. Item 0422-M-01.

In the Persian Gulf War the U.S. Air Force (USAF) demonstrated that a new era in strategic bombing had begun. Air power could now destroy key portions of a country's military and economic infrastructure without resort to nuclear weapons and heavy bombers and with low losses to both the attacker and enemy civilians. This achievement rested on technology, which both increased bombing accuracy and decreased the effectiveness of enemy defenses, and the reexamination and reapplication of traditional strategic bombing theory by USAF planning officers. Alone of the world's air forces the USAF possessed a 2,000-pound bomb designed to penetrate many feet of hardened concrete and steel.  Its use destroyed the most heavily protected and important Iraqi targets. American anti-radar missiles intimidated Iraqi radar operators, leaving middle and upper altitudes free for Coalition air operations. American stealth technology, in the form of the F-117A fighter gave the attacker virtual invulnerability while leaving the enemy defenseless. Behind this new technology lay the USAF planning officers, who laid out their offensive in a logical manner designed to minimize both friendly and enemy casualties while excising Iraq's military potential.

Audience

Members of the military (especially the Air Force), military strategists and leaders, members of government and policymakers, military-focused governmental committees, Gulf War Veterans, and members of the general public interested in the military and strategic bombing by the Air Force during the Persian Gulf War will be interested in this publication.  In addition, military historians and students of military history may be interested in this publication.

Product Details

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In Stock
USA Price:
$2.25
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$3.15
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Air Force, Air Force History and Museums Program
Author:
  • Davis, Richard G.
Notes:
NB1258
Key Phrases:
  • Air Force History and Museums Program
  • Strategic Bombing in the Gulf War
  • Air Force History
  • Desert Storm
  • Military History
  • Gulf War
  • Persian Gulf War
SuDocs Class:
D 301.82/7:D 35
Weight:
0.4375
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Cover:
Paper
Subject Bibliography:
061DC 153GC
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
10/10/1996
Last Status Update:
12/11/2018
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