Accession Number : ADA301572

Title :   Falcons Against the Jihad. Israeli Airpower and Coercive Diplomacy in Southern Lebanon.

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Schow, Kenneth C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA301572

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : American airmen are finding themselves at the center of US efforts to solve the problems of an increasingly fragmented world. Aircrew's new role as the tool of choice for US policymakers confronts the Air Force with challenges never envisioned before: nonstate actors, ethnic hatred, nationalist tensions, and an increasing array of regional conflicts. The analysis of this subject begins by demonstrating that Israeli air strikes in Lebanon supported a strategy of coercive diplomacy - an approach adopted when Israeli ground efforts proved unable to reduce the number of guerrilla attacks. Partial contents include: The Lebanon Period, The Israeli Strategy, Factors Influencing the Airpower Strategy, Effectiveness of IAF Reprisal Raids, and Why the Air Strikes Failed.

Descriptors :   *COERCIVE FORCE, *AIR POWER, *TERRORISM, LEBANON, FOREIGN POLICY, ISRAEL, GROUND LEVEL, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), FLIGHT CREWS, FRAGMENTATION, TOOLS, ATTACK, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ASYMMETRY, AIR STRIKES, TENSION, MOTIVATION, PALESTINIANS, GUERRILLA WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE