Accession Number:

ADA282158

Title:

Project AIR FORCE Assessment of Operation Desert Shield. The Buildup of Combat Power

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq on 2 August 1990 caused the United States to begin Operation Desert Shield ODS. This force deployment differed in many ways from that planned for the European scenarios U.S. defense planners had concentrated on for years. Because ODS is likely to represent future large-scale deployments, it is important to determine how its lessons might apply to major regional contingencies. This study had four primary objectives 1 Gather detailed and comprehensive data about Air Force participation in ODS 2 Assess the responsiveness, flexibility, and capabilities of the Air Force 3 Provide initial findings that recognize successes and problems and 4 Suggest ways to deal with the problems

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE