Accession Number : ADA279745


Title :   Gulf War Air Power Survey. Volume 5. A Statistical Compendium and Chronology


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279745.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 972


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 consists of two reports. The first, A statistical Compendium, concentrates on airpower-related aspects of the conflict and is not intended to portray other facets of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm except as they concern aerial operations. The second report, Chronology, outlines many of the principal events of clear, direct, and tangible relevance to the planning of the Gulf War


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY , *PERSIAN GULF , *STATISTICAL DATA , *AERIAL WARFARE , *MILITARY PLANNING , *AIR POWER , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY OPERATIONS , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , IRAQ , KUWAIT , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , WEAPON SYSTEMS , SURVEYS , AIR STRIKES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , NAVIGATION SATELLITES , TABLES(DATA) , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , CHARTS , UNITED NATIONS , MILITARY TACTICS , COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , DIAGRAMS , TACTICAL BOMBING


Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Navigation and Guidance
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE