War in the Falklands: Perspectives on British Strategy and Use of Air Power
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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Examines the political atmosphere and events leading to the Falklands war and concludes that the war was caused by critical misperceptions on both sides. Analyzes British response with emphasis on force selection, strategy, Jointness, and the role of airpower. Suggests that British victory hinged on a well-coordinated, joint warfighting effort, and highlights the key role played by airpower, Concludes with a caution concerning the potential for worldwide perceptions of reduced US power projection capabilities in light of budget- induced force reductions. Warns that these perceptions could lead, as they did in the Falklands, to military conflict.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics