Accession Number:

ADA370623

Title:

Independent Air Operations: A Gap in Joint Doctrine

Descriptive Note:

Final rept

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Sustained air strikes to coerce enemies are operations that joint doctrine does not describe well. Such independent air operations are often less effective than desired due to competing objectives and limited legitimacy. Joint doctrine for military operations other than war should be revised to include new combat related categories, stress the importance of legitimacy, and describe application of the principles of mass and perseverance to independent air operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE