Independent Air Operations: A Gap in Joint Doctrine
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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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.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics