Air War over Kosovo

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The Air War over Kosovo opens with an exploration of the ethnic conflict in the Balkans. From this foundation, the book examines the weapons systems that were utilized. The author scrutinize the missiles employed, review the diverse bomber systems used, and highlight the nuances of the air lift operations. Additionally, the author explores the tactics and strategies that the American military administration designed and implemented over the Balkans. The author studied specific missions and scrutinize the memories...
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Overview

The Air War over Kosovo opens with an exploration of the ethnic conflict in the Balkans. From this foundation, the book examines the weapons systems that were utilized. The author scrutinize the missiles employed, review the diverse bomber systems used, and highlight the nuances of the air lift operations. Additionally, the author explores the tactics and strategies that the American military administration designed and implemented over the Balkans. The author studied specific missions and scrutinize the memories and experiences of Lt. General Michael Short, General Charles Horner and General Wesley K. Clark to proffer an overview of the scope of this air-directed campaign.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595136605
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Epigraph vii
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction xiii
Allied Forces Southern Europe 1
Chapter I Weapon Systems 5
The Problems 7
Battlefield Information 10
Tomahawk Cruise Missile 13
Jamming Support 16
RQ-1A "Predator" UAV 17
Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 20
Chapter II Bomber Operations 23
The B1-B Lancer Case 26
The B-2 Stealth Bomber Case 29
The Legendary B-52 Stratofortress 34
Chapter III The Airlift Command 38
Army/Air Force Logistics 38
Airlift Control Flights 40
Air Reserve Command 40
Airlift Operations 41
C-17 Operations 42
Aerial Refueling Operations 44
Chapter IV Deployment of the Ah-64 Apache 51
The Apache Case 51
The Logistics 54
The Morale 55
Consequences 56
Night Operations 57
Chapter V Assessment 67
The Air Force Viewpoint 73
Chapter VI Views of the Air Campaign 78
Air Strike Assessment from General Wesley K. Clark 82
Lt. General Michael C. Short's View of the Air Campaign 86
General Short's view on flying high 88
Chapter VII Conclusions 91
Strategic Bombing 92
The Commitment Issue 93
Aerial Weaponry and Intelligence 95
Political Geography 98
Weapons Inventory 98
Weather 100
Final Comments 102
About the Author 103
Appendix 105
Appendix B 111
Appendix C 117
Bibliography 131
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