The No-Fly Zones In Iraq: Air Occupation.
Master's thesis, 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The end of the Persian Gulf War was followed by the establishment of Operation PROVIDE COMFORT and Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. Both of these operations have no-fly zones as their centerpieces. These first no-fly zones have already been followed by a no-fly zone in the former Yugoslavia. Given the current willingness in the U.S. to use airpower, and specifically no-fly zones in conflict resolution, further analysis is warranted. This thesis examines the use of no-fly zones in Iraq to accomplish the strategic goals of occupation. A historical comparison of these no-fly zones and the post-World War II occupations of Germany and Japan is used to measure, compare, and contrast these post-war actions. The subjective analysis of the no- fly zones is the basis for determining if they accomplish the strategic objectives of occupation. The historical analysis conducted in this research shows that the use of no- fly zones accomplishes both components of occupation, holding and controlling. Therefore, this thesis concludes that the use of no-fly zones accomplishes the strategic goals of occupation.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Antiaircraft Defense Systems