Accession Number : ADA187135

Title :   Military Reform: The High-Tech Debate in Tactical Air Forces,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kross, Walter

Report Date : 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 262

Abstract : The author identifies the two sharply opposing schools of thought about how best to organize, equip, and train our military forces. 'Military reformers' and 'defense planners' clash on the strategy for and the use of high-technology weapons systems. The author's focus on the debate over tactical air forces and missions defines and illustrates the broader, more consequential issue of weapon system sophistication. In concrete point-counterpoint fashion, he objectively lays out the successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses of each side's argument.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, ADVANCED WEAPONS, MISSION PROFILES, MILITARY STRATEGY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE