Accession Number : ADA279743


Title :   Gulf War Air Power Survey. Volume 3. Logistics and Support


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279743.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 779


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 volume concentrates on direct as well as indirect support required to conduct air operations. The first report, Logistics, is primarily concerned with overall logistics planning, supply and maintenance of the force, and its transportation necessary for war. The second report, Support, concerns itself with the air base and airbase operations (e.g., civil engineering, services, and personnel). This is the dual theme of the volume


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


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE