Accession Number:

ADA301572

Title:

Falcons Against the Jihad. Israeli Airpower and Coercive Diplomacy in Southern Lebanon.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIRPOWER STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

American airmen are finding themselves at the center of US efforts to solve the problems of an increasingly fragmented world. Aircrews new role as the tool of choice for US policymakers confronts the Air Force with challenges never envisioned before nonstate actors, ethnic hatred, nationalist tensions, and an increasing array of regional conflicts. The analysis of this subject begins by demonstrating that Israeli air strikes in Lebanon supported a strategy of coercive diplomacy - an approach adopted when Israeli ground efforts proved unable to reduce the number of guerrilla attacks. Partial contents include The Lebanon Period, The Israeli Strategy, Factors Influencing the Airpower Strategy, Effectiveness of IAF Reprisal Raids, and Why the Air Strikes Failed.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE