Airwar: Theory and Practice

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - History - 234 pages
According to the author all aircrews, tacticians and those who direct them have to realise the limitations of air power during conflicts. For years opinion has differed as to whether the aircraft has altered war strategies or merely the tactics of war. This volume explores the limits of airpower.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Giulio Douhet and the Origins of AirPower Theory
7
The Evolution of
36
John C Slessor and the Genesis of Air Interdiction
64
Britains
75
The Impact of Technology and Design Choice on the
86
The Geneva
104
Air Power and Joint Operations during World War II
129
Targeting for Effect
170
Precision Aerospace Power Discrimination and the
187
A Return to the Future?
199
On the Road to
202
Aerospace Power and the PostKosovo World
208
Strategic Implications for the Aerospace Nation
217
Index
231
Copyright

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