Accession Number:

ADA158845

Title:

Proceedings of the Air Power Symposium on the Role of Airpower in Low Intensity Conflict (9th) Held at Maxwell AFB, Alabama on 11-13 March 1985,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Report Date:

1985-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

The theme of the 1985 Airpower Symposium Air University Maxwell AFB, AL was The Role of Airpower in Low Intensity Conflict. It examined the role of airpower in lower levels of conflict. Policy, strategy and force structure issues were addressed to determine their impact on military response capability. The topic of Session I was Policy for Lower Level of Conflict. The session was oriented toward answering the following questions Considering the threat and probability of lesser intensity conflict, what should be the political and military policy of the United States to develop credible force capability for response to conflict The topic of Session II was Military Strategy for Implementing Policy. The topic of Session III was Military Forces for Lower Levels of Conflict. The session was oriented toward answering the following questions What military capabilities should exist to implement military strategy for combat at lower levels of intensity How should the United States Air Force be organized, trained and equipped The topic of Session IV was Reflections on Past Operations. The objective of this session was to examine how national security policy, military strategy, and available military forces affected the planning and execution of past operations. Two contemporary military operations were selected, the Son Tay Prisoner of War Raid of November, 1970, and the Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission of April, 1980, as the case studies. A bibliography on low intensity conflict concludes the proceedings.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE