Airpower advantage: planning the Gulf War air campaign, 1989-1991
Air Force History and Museums Program, U.S. Air Force, 2004 - History - 481 pages
The dominance of American air power became evident during the first Gulf War, a 43-day conflict with minimum casualties. This deeply researched volume probes the little-known story of how the Gulf War air campaign plan came to fruition. Takes the reader into the planning cells where the difficult work of building an air campaign plan was accomplished on an around-the-clock basis. The tension among air planners is palpable as Putney traces the incremental progress & friction along the way. Contents: OPLAN 1002-90; Instant Thunder; Desert Storm Phase I; Desert Shield Planning; JFACC & Instant Thunder; Special Planning Group; Phase I Triumphant; Phases II, III, & IV; Problems & Solutions; Gulf War Air Campaign Plan; Execution & Key Aspects. Biblio. Ill.
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