Accession Number:

ADA229001

Title:

Tactical Airpower at the Operational Level of War

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

223.0

Abstract:

This theses investigates the question How Can Tactical Air Forces TAF Best Support The Operational Commander In His Maneuver Of Large Ground Forces It defines the framework and activities of the operational level of war as a self-contained and synergistic system. Within that system, the conduct of air and land operations using maneuver theory is examined. Various operational offensive maneuvers penetration, envelopment and frontal attacks and defensive situations retrograde operations, attack into a salient, and break out from the encirclement have been laid out. By comparing these situations against the various stages of air superiority, the theses analyzes the spectrum of airpower options in those scenarios. Keywords Tactical air power, Operational level of war, Maneuver theory, Attrition theory, Stalingrad, Center-of-gravity, Operational commander, Counter air, Air interdiction, Battlefield air interdiction, Close air support, Tactical air forces, Tactical air support, Theses. RWJ

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE