Accession Number:

ADA374156

Title:

Endgame in the Pacific: Complexity, Strategy, and the B-29

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

In war, competing systems introduce new technological means to gain advantage. Greater technological complexity, however, creates greater uncertainty-due not only to technical problems but also to unintended consequences when new technology is applied within the chaotic environment of war. In the last years of the war against Japan in the Pacific, Boeings B-29 was the technological solution to attacking Japan across long distances. Application, however, was not as simple as planners had hoped. Uncertainties and unintended consequences accompanied the B-29s employment.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Bombers
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE