Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm / Edition 1

Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm / Edition 1

by John Andreas Olsen
     
 

In response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the second of August 1990, a small group of air power advocates in the Pentagon proposed a strategic air campaign - "Operation Desert Storm" designed to drive the Iraqi army from Kuwait by a sustained effort against the major sources of Iraqi national power. John Andreas Olsen provides a coherent and comprehensive… See more details below

Overview

In response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the second of August 1990, a small group of air power advocates in the Pentagon proposed a strategic air campaign - "Operation Desert Storm" designed to drive the Iraqi army from Kuwait by a sustained effort against the major sources of Iraqi national power. John Andreas Olsen provides a coherent and comprehensive examination of the origins, evolution and implementation of this campaign. His findings derive from official military and political documentation, interviews with United States Air Force officers who were closely involved with the planning of the campaign and Iraqis with detailed knowledge and experience of the inner workings of the Iraqi regime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714651934
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Series:
Studies in Air Power Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Figures and Tables
Series Editor's Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The politicomilitary Context of Operation Desert Storm7
2The Genesis of the Strategic Air Campaign Plan64
3The Evolution of the Strategic Air Campaign Plan127
4The Target State: The Iraqi Regime's Political Power Structure175
5An Examination of the Strategic Air Campaign233
Conclusions286
App. ITranscripts of The Desert Story Collection297
App. IIBBC Frontline: The Gulf War299
Note on Sources300
Bibliography303
Index313

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