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By James A. Winnefeld, Dana J. Johnson, Preston Niblack

A complete account of the contributions and boundaries of air strength within the Persian Gulf battle. positive factors 32 pages of newly published pictures.

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Alone among the services, the Air Force had a theory and doctrine of air power. Moreover, in the Air Force's view this doctrine applied to all air forces regard­ less of service or nationality. The details of the doctrine, as they applied to Desert Storm, are discussed in Chapters Four and Five. 18 In the 1986 "omnibus agreement," the 19 CPGw, p. 42. This view omits consideration of Washington's genuine fears of an Iranian victory in its war with Iraq in the early and middle 1980s. 32 ing RAND reports authored by Project AIR FORCE, Desert Shield Assessment Team: Project AIR FORCEAssessment ofOperation Desert Shield: Volume I, The Buildup of Combat Power, MR-356-AF, 1994; Project AIR FORCE Assessment of Operation Desert Shield: Volume I, The Buildup Of Combat Power (U), R-41 47-AF, 1992; and Project AIR FORCEAssessment ofOperation Desert Shield: Volume II.

Fined that short period included the following: to its strengths and misunderstanding his own weakness. S. domestic support) That opponent emerged in the form military power against a regional opponent in an operation enjoying broad of lines. There was a brief time at the end of the Cold War-perhaps over a period tail. 2 In Chapter Twelve, we will discuss this matter in some de­ terrain, weather, access to the theater, existing base structures, maladroitness of The Desert Storm air campaign has been cited as unique in many dimensions: DEFINING DESERT STORM AS AN INTERSECTION OF TREND LINES and in direct support of surface field commanders.

Gulf War, little solid analysis to date has objectively evaluated its It Television conduct a comprehensive evaluation of alr power in the Gulf War, has produced a multivolume classified study covering all aspects of air operations in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm-focusing, as noted below, on the Air Force contribution. We had access to and drew on a preliminary draft of the unclassified summary report; the fmal report was released in January 1994: Thomas A. Keaney and Eliot A. S. ) 3 In particular, the Gulf War Air Power Survey, commissioned by the Secretary of the Air Force to l See comparative data in Winant G.

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