Accession Number : ADA185137

Title :   The Military and Political Potential of Conventionally Armed Heavy Bombers.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Hosmer, Stephan T ; Kent, Glenn A

PDF Url : ADA185137

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This report explores the major contribution that a conventionally armed heavy bomber force could make to U.S. national security. It examines (1) the potential military and political utility of a bomber force armed with modern conventional weapons and munitions, (2) the approach for obtaining the requisite capabilities for such a force, and (3) the implications of a conventionally armed bomber force for U.S. arms control policy. The study was conducted for the Strategic Air Command under the Project AIR FORCE National Security Strategies program. It should be useful to U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, and other national security officials concerned with organizing, equipping, and training U.S. forces for conventional conflicts and to decisionmakers dealing with U.S. arms control policy.

Descriptors :   *BOMBER AIRCRAFT, *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY TRAINING, DECISION MAKING, ARMS CONTROL, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, AIR STRIKES, RAPID DEPLOYMENT, MISSIONS, DETERRENCE

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE