Plotting a True Course: Reflections on USAF Strategic Attack Theory and Doctrine The Post World War II Experience

Plotting a True Course: Reflections on USAF Strategic Attack Theory and Doctrine The Post World War II Experience

by William P. Head
ISBN-10:
027597717X
ISBN-13:
9780275977177
Pub. Date:
05/30/2003
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
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Overview

Plotting a True Course: Reflections on USAF Strategic Attack Theory and Doctrine The Post World War II Experience

Examining wars from the allied victory in World War II to the conflict in Viet Nam, and finally to the operations in the Gulf and Kosovo, this book presents a comprehensive look at the evolution of strategic air attack theory and doctrine over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275977177
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/30/2003
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by William P. Head

Introduction by David R. Mets

Technology, Thought, Troops: General Carl A. Spaatz and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age by David R. Mets

War from above the Clouds: B-52 Operations during the Second Indochina War and the Effects of the Air War on Theory and Doctrine by William P. Head

Strategic Attack in the Gulf War by Col. P. Mason Carpenter

Kosovo: An Initial Analysis by William P. Head

Should Deterrence Fail: Strategic Attack Theory and Planning in the Nuclear Era by Lt. Col. Mark J. Conversino

Conculusion: Strategic Bombing and Airpower Doctrine and Theory-Then and Now, Some Final Thoughts by William P. Head

Glossary of Terms

Bibliography

Index

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