Accession Number : ADA328173

Title :   Joint Airpower as Vicious Diplomacy: A Second Look.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Faber, Peter R.

PDF Url : ADA328173

Report Date : 19 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This paper focuses on the intersection point between the strategic and operational levels of war. It recommends that aerial coercion become a formal part of Joint Doctrine because (1) Engagement and Enlargement created new military requirements that remain uncovered, (2) there already exist well-developed methods of aerial coercion available for use, and (3) the problems that bedeviled aerial coercion are no longer insurmountable. This paper focuses on the intersection point between the strategic and operational levels of war. It recommends that aerial coercion become a formal part of Joint Doctrine because (1) Engagement and Enlargement created new military requirements that remain uncovered, (2) there already are well-developed methods of aerial coercion available for doctrinal use, and (3) the problems that bedeviled aerial coercion in the past are no longer insurmountable.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *STRATEGIC WARFARE, *AIR POWER, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE