Accession Number : ADA298145

Title :   Air Power and the Center of Gravity.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : McCarthy, Thomas A.

PDF Url : ADA298145

Report Date : 16 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Until the recent re-emphasis on Operational Art Studies. Campaign planners have virtually ignored enemy Center of Gravity identification. Air power is one of the many tools CINOS have to attack the enemy Center of Gravity and a particularly effective one due to its inherent Speed, Range, Flexibility, and Accessibility. This paper offers a Methodology for Center of Gravity identification and suggests air power as a means to neutralize the enemy Center of Gravity. In this way, air power can be used to reach strategic objectives.

Descriptors :   *CENTER OF GRAVITY, *AIR POWER, IDENTIFICATION, ACCESS, GRAVITY, ENEMY.

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE