Accession Number:

ADA202551

Title:

Argentine Air Power in the Falklands War

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Remarks about the political motivation behind the Falklands War introduce a discussion of the air war in the Falklands in 1982. A look at the Argentine force structure and employment of air power serves as a background for the authors view that Argentina might have fought a better air war if the political-military interface had been more extensive. This would have permitted for proper planning, resource acquisition, and preparation. The paper concludes that the consequences of not having an integrated approach to war - that is to say, relying solely on air power as the decisive factor, as the Argentinians did - can lead to defeat.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE