Firepower in Limited War

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The military of the United States is the world's strongest. Our armed forces are equipped with weapons of remarkable accuracy and unprecedented destructive power. In the Gulf War, allied forces used these weapons in what turned out to be a high-tech shooting gallery. The pinpoint accuracy of the sharpshooter's rifle is now routinely expected in the delivery of thousand pound bombs. Recent events in Somalia and the Balkans have aptly demonstrated, however, the profound limitations of firepower in limited conflicts...
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Overview

The military of the United States is the world's strongest. Our armed forces are equipped with weapons of remarkable accuracy and unprecedented destructive power. In the Gulf War, allied forces used these weapons in what turned out to be a high-tech shooting gallery. The pinpoint accuracy of the sharpshooter's rifle is now routinely expected in the delivery of thousand pound bombs. Recent events in Somalia and the Balkans have aptly demonstrated, however, the profound limitations of firepower in limited conflicts of low intensity. Yet, these are the kinds of war we are most likely to encounter as we proceed down the path of the new world order. Author Scales examines this problem through his analysis of the role of firepower in the wars in Indochina, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Falklands War, and the Gulf War.

Recent events in Somalia and Bosnia have shown the profound limitations of massive firepower in limited conflicts. Yet these are precisely the kinds of wars America is most likely to encounter in the future. Now, Robert H. Scales, Jr. examines this problem by analyzing the role of firepower in the wars in Indochina, the Gulf War, and elsewhere.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780891416500
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Firepower in the American Way of War 3
Ch. 2 The First Indochina War 23
Ch. 3 The Second Indochina War 63
Ch. 4 The Afghanistan Intervention 155
Ch. 5 The Falklands Campaign 199
Ch. 6 The Gulf War 235
Ch. 7 Firepower in Future Limited War 287
Notes 297
Index 327
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