Accession Number:

ADA468155

Title:

Crossbow and Gulf War Counter-Scud Efforts: Lessons from History

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

As a result of Gulf War efforts countering Saddam Husseins short- range ballistic missiles SRBM, theater missile defense TMD has emerged as a leading doctrinal issue. Our inability to halt Scud attacks spurred a virtual cottage industry. Pundits and prognosticators of all shapes and sizes are offering insights into how we should best counter this new threat. The two distinctive TMD lessons that emerged from the Gulf War were 1 that missiles will play a significant role in future wars, and 2 that locating, targeting, and destroying mobile missile transporter- erector-launchers TEL is both time and resource intensive. Yet before the United States Air Force USAF develops new TMD doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures, it would serve us well to first reflect on the past.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE