U.S., Nato, and Israeli Combat Experience
ISBN10: 168247075X ISBN13: 9781682470756 Publisher: Naval Inst Pr Published: May 15 2017 Pages: 413 Weight: 1.86lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
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.