Accession Number:

ADA402673

Title:

Coercive Warfare and Gradual Escalation Confronting the Bogeyman

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

This monograph answers the question of whether operational air commanders have the necessary doctrinal tools to plan for effective airpower employment in gradually escalated, coercive warfare. It concludes that current Air Force doctrine does not adequately address coercive warfare. Given the question and answer, several secondary questions flow from them and are addressed in successive chapters 1 What do the terms gradual escalation and coercive warfare mean and how do they differ from rapid, decisive operations 2 Historically, how has airpower been employed in gradually escalated conflicts 3 What are the needed changes in current Air Force doctrine to address the planning and employment of airpower in a gradually escalated, coercive conflict

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE