Airpower Applied: U.S., NATO, and Israeli Combat Experience

Ebook Details

Authors

John Andreas Olsen

Year 2017
Pages 432
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Language en
ISBN 9781682470756
File Size 672.27 KB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 77
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Ebook Description

This volume explores how warfare has changed over the last few decades and why airpower has become a dominant factor in war. The case studies emphasize the importance of connecting policy and airpower: operational effectiveness cannot substitute for poor statecraft. As the United States, its allies, and Israel have seen in their most recent applications of airpower, even the most robust and capable air weapon can never be more effective than the strategy and policy it is intended to support. By analyzing the operational history of the world’s most battle-tested air forces, the accounts in this book can give military professionals insight into the political context in which air operations must be assessed, build their appreciation of the strategic value of airpower, and serve as a practical guide to the best uses of this potentially decisive tool.