Concepts of Operations and USAF Planning for Southwest Asia.
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This report illustrates the application of a framework that could lend greater coherence to U.S. security planning. It attempts to provide policymakers with Air Force could make in protecting U.S. and Western interests in Southwest Asia. This study is concerned with the possibility of a Soviet invasion of Iran aimed at securing control over the oil fields of the Persian Gulf. 2. Discusses American national objectives in Southwest Asia and the broad national strategy the U.S. government has formulated to achieve these objectives. Next, it examines the nature of the Soviet threat and provides some background on strategic considerations that influenced the development of U.S. military strategy. The next sections discuss U.S. military strategy for possible contingenies, the forces being considered for operations in this theater, and the programs initiated to support this strategy. The lost suctions try to identify what specific military capabilities the USAF should enhance or develop to better support U.S. strategies and national objectives and lay out a concept of operations for one of these capabilities--strategic mobility for tactical aircraft.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics