Accession Number : ADA279741


Title :   Gulf War Air Power Survey. Volume 1. Planning and Command and Control


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV WASHINGTON DC SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279741.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 686


Abstract : From 16 January through 28 February 1991, the United States and its allies conducted one of the most operationally successful wars in history, a conflict in which air operations played a preeminent role. The Gulf War Air Power Survey was commissioned on 22 August 1991 to review all aspects of air warfare in the Persian Gulf for use by the United States Air Force. The Survey has produced reports on planning, the conduct of operations, the effects of the air campaign, command and control, logistics, air base support, space, weapons and tactics, as well as a chronology and a compendium of statistics on the war. The Survey was just that, an attempt to provide a comprehensive and documented account of the war. It is not a definitive history: that will await the passage of time and the opening of sources, that were not available to Survey researchers. Nor is it a summary of lessons learned. It concentrates on an analysis of the operational level of war in the belief that this level of warfare is at once one of the most difficult to characterize and one of the most important to understand. This first report in this volume deals with the genesis and development of the plan for the air campaign of the Gulf War as executed in Operation Desert Storm: the second report explains how the United States air forces were organized, what challenges faced the command and control process, and how the commanders dealt with them


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *MILITARY STRATEGY , *PERSIAN GULF , *AERIAL WARFARE , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *MILITARY PLANNING , *AIR POWER , COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY HISTORY , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , IRAQ , KUWAIT , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , SPACE SURVEILLANCE , SPACE SYSTEMS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , SURVEYS , AIR STRIKES , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , NAVIGATION SATELLITES , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , UNITED NATIONS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MILITARY TACTICS , TACTICAL WARFARE , COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , TACTICAL AIRCRAFT , TACTICAL BOMBING


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE