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By James A. Winnefeld, Dana J. Johnson, Preston Niblack

A entire account of the contributions and obstacles of air energy within the Persian Gulf conflict. positive aspects 32 pages of newly published images.

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Few books have been devoted to the air ences among the services are nowhere as acute as in their views on the role, rare instances, reporters and analysts were not aloft during the war. And differ­ lished to date. These shortcomings apply particularly to the air war. Except in are the principal shortcomings to be observed in much of the analysis pub­ Uninformed (or constrained) reporting and special-interest commentary, then, victory. the utilized during the war. s Many specific force capabilities and weapons programs.

Coyne's Airpower in the Gulf. The Air Force's Gulf War Air Power Survey is the most exhaustive official DoD document devoted to the campaign in the Gulf War. Their number include Richard P. Hallion's control, and performance of air power. Few books have been devoted to the air ences among the services are nowhere as acute as in their views on the role, rare instances, reporters and analysts were not aloft during the war. And differ­ lished to date. These shortcomings apply particularly to the air war.

7-19. 2A literature is developing on the "unique" features of the Gulf War. One of the best catalogs is contained in James A. Blackwell, Michael J. Mazarr, and Don M. : Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 1 991. I Two of the authors used this somewhat artificial division in an earlier work Games A. Winnefeld and Dana J. Johnson, Joint Air Operations: Pursuit of Unity in Command and Control, I 942-1 991, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1993), If one opens the field of inquiry to helicopters, there is little rationale for not opening it up to artillery and naval gunfire, and thence to direct-fire weapons.

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