Storm Over Iraq

Air Power and the Gulf War
Product Number: EB00598137
Released: May 26, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781588345196
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
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Description

An incisive account of the Persian Gulf War, Storm Over Iraq shows how the success of Operation Desert Storm was the product of two decades of profound changes in the American approach to defense, military doctrine, and combat operations. The first detailed analysis of why the Gulf War could be fought the way it was, the book examines the planning and preparation for war. Richard P. Hallion argues that the ascendancy of precision air power in warfare-which fulfilled the promise that air power had held for more than seventy-five years-reflects the revolutionary adaptation of a war strategy that targets things rather than people, allowing one to control an opposing nation without destroying it.

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Author(s): Richard P. Hallion
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2015

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