Accession Number:

ADA171797

Title:

U.S. Warrior Studies: Air Interdiction in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF AIR FORCE HISTORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

In discussing their experiences in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, these generals focus on those air campaigns which have come to be considered classics of air interdiction In World War II, Operation Strangle in Italy, March-May 1944, and operations in support of the Normandy Invasion, April-June 1944 in the Korean War, all campaigns, especially Operation Strangle, May- October 1951 in the Vietnam War the air interdiction part of the Rolling Thunder campaign, March 1965-November 1968, the air campaign in Southern Laos, 1965-1972, and especially the air interdiction portions of Linebacker I and II, May-October and December 1972. In addition, the discussion turns to the impact of electronics-laser guided weapons, electronic suppression devices, drone airplanes and immediate air intelligence-on air interdiction operations. Generals Partridge, Smart, and Vogt offer definitions, clarifications, examples, generalizations, and advice.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE