Accession Number : ADA328821

Title :   Flexible Air Strategy and The 1973 October War.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Haller, John J., Jr

PDF Url : ADA328821

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The key to winning the next war lies in the flexibility of air power. A critical analysis of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War using Professor William P. Snyder's model for war planning demonstrates how flexible air power clearly influenced the outcome of the war for Israel. In order to be successful on the battlefield in the future, U.S. military leaders and strategists must be flexible in planning and building air power doctrine, strategy and tactics. The U.S. Air Force cannot win a war on its own, but all must understand that it is the flexibility of the air arm that makes victory possible in the air-land battle concept.

Descriptors :   *ISRAEL, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *AIR POWER, AIR DEFENSE, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, LAND WARFARE, LESSONS LEARNED, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MILITARY DOCTRINE, BATTLEFIELDS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY TACTICS, BATTLE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE