Accession Number : ADA401273


Title :   United Task Force Somalia (UNITAF) and United Nations Operations Somalia (UNOSOM II): A Comparative Analysis of Offensive Air Support


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Buer, Eric F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a401273.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The purpose of this research is to compare and contrast the use and employment of offensive Air Support assets during United Task Force Somalia (UNITAF) and United Nations Somalia (UNOSOM 2). The research includes analysis of UNITAF aviation operations in support of the Joint Task Force Commander and of UNOSOM 2 Aviation operations. It includes two Mini-Case studies: one employing Offensive Air Support and another where it was not. The research includes available command and control measures and a brief analysis and explanation of existing command relationships.


Descriptors :   *TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT , *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , THESES , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , SOMALIA , UNITED NATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE