Air Interdiction: A Fresh Look
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The study begins with some introductory remarks about the air interdiction mission which are followed by a historical review of air interdiction, focusing on lessons learned and mistakes made. From these historical bases, the basic theories of air interdiction campaigns are developed. These theories are then applied against the Soviet doctrine for ground warfare, and some strategies are developed for the use of air interdiction against Soviet or Soviet-style ground forces. The report concludes by identifying the shortcomings of previous interdiction planners, enumerating the axioms of interdiction theory and recommending some new hardware acquisition and thought processes.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics