Accession Number : ADA309466

Title :   Air Power in Conflict Resolution.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Cline, Robert A.

PDF Url : ADA309466

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This paper explores the strategy of air power employment in our history. It first looks at the genesis of air power theory and the legendary men who contributed to its development. Based on that foundation, the paper then defines the two extreme positions taken on the level of contribution that air power should make to conflict resolution. Historical cases from selected conflicts are discussed, emphasizing the role that air power was allowed to play. The focus of these case studies is on the successes, failures, and impact of air power and the underlying reasons for each. The paper concludes with an analysis of that data and recommendations for future strategists as we contemplate the application of air power in the resolution of future conflicts.

Descriptors :   *RESOLUTION, *CONFLICT, *AIR POWER, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY STRATEGY, IMPACT, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THEORY, CASE STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE