Accession Number : ADA326818

Title :   Air Occupation: A Strategic and Operational Planning Option.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Livsey, Timothy D.

PDF Url : ADA326818

Report Date : 15 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This paper defines, clarifies and investigates the Air Force concept of 'air occupation'. The Post Cold War era with new doctrines and declining force structures requires new thinking about the application of military power. Moreover, this new thinking is occurring under a continuation of Clausewitz's limited war paradigm. By first putting limited war in perspective today, and then defining air occupation, will set the stage for a historical examination of air occupation. The British use of air occupation in Mesopotamia between the World Wars provides a historical example to clarify air occupation and put the concept in context for today. This historical investigation concludes with current Air Force operations in the no-fly zones over Iraq today.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *JOBS, *POSTWAR OPERATIONS, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, GLOBAL, COLD WAR, HISTORY, LIMITED WARFARE, UNITED KINGDOM.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE