Airpower Against an Army: Challenge and Response in CENTAF's by Lt. Col., USAF, William F. Andrews, Air University Press PDF

By Lt. Col., USAF, William F. Andrews, Air University Press

Colonel Andrews concentrates on tactical innovation in the course of battle. He examines the level to which USAF doctrine ready the U.S. significant Command Air Forces (CENTAF) for its venture opposed to the Republican safeguard Forces Command (RGFC). He describes how CENTAF adjusted air operations opposed to Iraq's RGFC within the 1990-91 invasion of Kuwait. CENTAF instituted six major tactical suggestions in a single week that required its aviators to create new strategies in the middle of strive against operations. Colonel Andrews evaluates these recommendations simply because they enabled CENTAF to meet theater targets. He recommends that the Air strength establish potential to degree air operations opposed to land forces in the course of peacetime as the press of conflict doesn't supply time for mirrored image and research.

Show description

Read or Download Airpower Against an Army: Challenge and Response in CENTAF's Duel with the Republican Guard PDF

Best aviation books

Download e-book for iPad: Grumman F8F Bearcat by Hal Andrews

;Grumman F8F Bearcat[Aircraft Profile 107] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название:Grumman F8F Bearcat Автор: Hal Andrews Серия: plane Profile 107 Издательство: Profile guides Ltd Год издания: 1966 Страниц:12 Формат: PDF в rarЯзык: английский Размер: 1. 39 Мб Качество: ниже среднего Для сайта: Мир книгПалубный истребитель Grumman F8F Bearcatсоздавался для заменыF6F Hellcat.

Strike Eagle: Flying the F-15E in the Gulf War by William L. Smallwood PDF

Taking readers into the cockpit of the U. S. Air Force's F-15E, the pilot-author of Warthog: Flying the A-10 within the Gulf conflict recounts the all-too-human reports of warfare within the skies over Baghdad.

Herman S Wolk's The struggle for Air Force independence, 1943-1947 PDF

This quantity is made out of electronic pictures created during the collage of Michigan college Library's large-scale digitization efforts. The Library seeks to maintain the highbrow content material of things in a fashion that enables and promotes a number of makes use of. The electronic reformatting approach leads to an digital model of the unique textual content that may be either accessed on-line and used to create new print copies.

Additional info for Airpower Against an Army: Challenge and Response in CENTAF's Duel with the Republican Guard

Sample text

Iraq’s defensive doctrine posed additional problems because static units consume fewer supplies. In addition to direct attack and interdiction, the plan against the Iraqi Army included a significant moral dimension. 100 General Schwarzkopf appears to have taken an early interest in PSYOPs and displayed a constant interest in using B-52s against the Republican Guard, even though the B-52 was a poor system for destroying dispersed and entrenched armored formations. 101 Leaflets, B-52 strikes, and around-the-clock operations were intended to break down the Iraqi Army’s morale.

In addition normal A-10 tactics involving small two-ship elements were reinstated. The two-ship formations allowed more weapons passes and flexibility in the target area. Small formations operating over the battlefield allowed maximum effectiveness of each individual weapons pass. Increased familiarity with the deep interdiction environment and diminished Iraqi defenses led to a reversion back to more familiar operating procedures. The A-10 attack on the Tawakalna Division is difficult to assess with certainty, but it appears that A-10 deep interdiction was an effective innovation.

96 The D day plan also had some characteristics of deep air attack, including interdiction of the Iraqi second echelon. 97 These boxes were eventually extended to cover the entire KTO and would exercise a significant influence over the entire course of the battle with the Iraqi Army. 98 The plans merged when the CENTAF Combat Plans staff and the Black Hole were combined in a December staff reorganization. General Glosson assumed responsibility for all CENTAF planning functions, leading a group called the 25 CADRE PAPER guidance apportionment and targeting (GAT) cell.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 21 votes