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Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm : Cass Series--Studies in Air Power - John Andreas Olsen

Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm

Cass Series--Studies in Air Power

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2003
ISBN: 9780714651934
Number Of Pages: 318

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In response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the second of August 1990, a small group of air power advocates in the Pentagon proposed a strategic air campaign - "Operation Desert Storm" designed to drive the Iraqi army from Kuwait by a sustained effort against the major sources of Iraqi national power. John Andreas Olsen provides a coherent and comprehensive examination of the origins, evolution and implementation of this campaign. His findings derive from official military and political documentation, interviews with United States Air Force officers who were closely involved with the planning of the campaign and Iraqis with detailed knowledge and experience of the inner workings of the Iraqi regime.

List of Illustrationsp. viii
List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Series Editor's Prefacep. xi
Forewordp. xiv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
The Politicomilitary Context of Operation Desert Stormp. 7
The Genesis of the Strategic Air Campaign Planp. 64
The Evolution of the Strategic Air Campaign Planp. 127
The Target State: The Iraqi Regime's Political Power Structurep. 175
An Examination of the Strategic Air Campaignp. 233
Conclusionsp. 286
Transcripts of The Desert Story Collectionp. 297
BBC Frontline: The Gulf Warp. 299
Note on Sourcesp. 300
Bibliographyp. 303
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780714651934
ISBN-10: 0714651931
Series: Cass Series--Studies in Air Power
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st February 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 16.41  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1