Accession Number : AD1042198

Title :   The Air Campaign vs. Ballistic Missiles: Seeking the Strategic Win in the 21st Century

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : School of Advanced Air And Space Studies Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,J P

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Most literature concerning the use of surface-to-surface missiles (SSMs) is focused on counter-proliferation. The authors are concerned with the emerging missile capabilities of rogue state missile arsenals. They fear that increasing ranges and accuracy will eventually threaten the US homeland. This concern is certainly warranted, but largely misses another potential consequence of enlarging SSM arsenals around the world: the threat of derailing 21st century strategic air campaigns.

Descriptors :   aerial warfare , air power , second world war , ballistic missiles , case studies , SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES , air defense , Persian gulf war , military strategy , Weapon system effectiveness , military history

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE