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Airpower in Small Wars

Fighting Insurgents and Terrorists (Modern War Studies)

by James S. Corum

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Kansas .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air forces & warfare,
  • World history: from c 1900 -,
  • Aerial Operations,
  • Political Discontent And Violence,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • Military - Aviation,
  • Military Science,
  • Military - General,
  • Military - Strategy,
  • 20th century,
  • Air warfare,
  • Close air support,
  • History,
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Milit,
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages507
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9479846M
    ISBN 100700612394
    ISBN 109780700612390

    Airpower in Small Wars – Fighting Insurgents and Terrorists. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas. ISBN Glines, Carroll V. (). Compact History of the United States Air Force. New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc. ISBN Gross, Charles J. (). American Military Aviation: The Indispensable Arm. Texas A&M.


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Airpower in Small Wars by James S. Corum Download PDF EPUB FB2

Airpower in Small Wars presents over nine examples of small wars by giving the background of each particular conflict or the origins of each insurgency.

The US Marine Corps is credited in the introduction and following chapter, with having greater interest and experience in Cited by: Airpower in Small Wars by James Corum and Wray Johnson examines conflicts over the last century to draw out several lessons about the role airpower has played in small wars.

Both authors are from Air University's School of Advanced Airpower Studies and have extensive knowledge of this topic. They recognized a lack of published information and set out to provide objective information about the. Airpower in Small Wars presents over nine examples of small wars by giving the background of each particular conflict or the origins of each insurgency.

The US Marine Corps is credited in the introduction and following chapter, with having greater interest and experience in /5(4). The history of airpower in small wars examines conflicts from the Greek Civil War, Philippine Anti-Huk campaign, French and British colonies, South Vietnam pre-Americans, southern Africa, Latin America, and counterinsurgency and counterterrorist campaigns in the Middle East over the last four decades/5.

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Why. And which is the right way?As Jesus once said, by their fruit will thou know them. Rebooting the Discussion of Air Power and Small Wars (Full PDF Article) There has been a great deal of debate over the role of air power in counterinsurgency (COIN) campaigns and small wars.

This discussion has occurred over a broad range of media, from traditional military journals, to magazines and online hybrids like Small Wars Journal.

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Buy Modern War Studies (Paperback): Airpower in Small Wars: Fighting Insurgents and Terrorists (Paperback) at nd: James S Corum; Wray Johnson. The book is not an easy, leisurely read, but the reward for the dedicated small wars student is a greatly expanded view of the roles and applicability of airpower.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2). term ‘small wars’. Small wars are generally localised in geographical dimension, and limited military operations are generally characterised by restrained political objectives. These types of conflict require control of the air for the employment of conventional military forces, a truism that is now being taken for granted by Western forces.

Airpower, in my view, was the compelling force that brought the war to a close. Airpower did in Yugoslavia what airmen had hoped it would be able to do against Germany in World War II—avoid a ground war.

The Afghanistan War, Operation Allied Force, exhibited some of the features of previous wars, but in many ways it was entirely dif-ferent. Airpower alone did not win the Pacific War, but it was terminated by airpower without a single infantryman having to dash ashore on Japan’s main islands.

A shark-toothed BJNC Mitchell “Ruthless Ruth,” in action against IJN Coastal Defense Vessel No. on Friday, April 6, (USAAF). the limits of airpower and the limits of a strategy dependent on it when trying to achieve conflicting political goals.

The legacies of the air wars there remain relevant to political and military leaders grappling with the prospects of applying airpower in the 21 st century. The reliance on airpower to produce success in Vietnam was a classic File Size: KB.

The Journal of Military History () Airpower in Small Wars is a timely, well done book. It offers broad coverage in terms of both chronology and geography as it explores twenty. Airpower in small wars, however, is only an extension of a larger operational method of power projection.

For most of human history, the expense of vehicular transport meant that rivers were often the most effective means of transport. Rivers not only enabled rapid transportation and logistics but also rapid reinforcement and decisive raiding. In doing so, the book dispels the notion that airpower alone is effective in small wars and irregular conflicts-and reveals the importance of the "boots-on-the-ground" human component in waging unconventional air warfare, both in the days of the RAF's vaunted air control and in our own time.

In Biplanes at War: US Marine Corps Aviation in the Small Wars Era, —, author Wray R. Johnson provides a riveting history of the marines' use of aviation between the world wars, a time in which young soldiers were volunteering to fly in combat when flying itself was a dangerous : University Press of Kentucky.

The Leathernecks Learn to Fly. Prof. Johnson (Marine Corps University), author of Airpower in Small Wars, examines the early history of Marine Corps aviation. While his particular attention is devoted to the development of airpower’s role in small wars, he ties this into the general maturation of Marine aviation.

In Airpower in Small Wars, Corum and Johnson begin each mini case study with a summary of the political background and strategies employed on both sides, as well as a brief discussion on the ground campaign. When reading the book, one should not judge the effectiveness of airpower by the overall outcome of the conflict, but rather focus on the.

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insurgency, Airpower in Small Wars is an important book for military theorists who may not be familiar with the contributions that airpower can have on a national counter-insurgency strategy.

The book uses a chronologic perspective from the birth of military aviation to File Size: 5MB. It’s true in all forms of warfare to an extent, but it’s especially problematic for small wars.

In conventional combat, our massive air power advantage can radically speed up success. In doing so, the book dispels the notion that airpower alone is effective in small wars and irregular conflicts—and reveals the importance of the “boots-on-the-ground” human component in waging unconventional air warfare, both in the days of the RAF’s vaunted air control and in our own : Richard D.

Newton. The RAF and Tribal Control fills a significant gap in the history of air warfare. In doing so, the book dispels the notion that airpower alone is effective in small wars and irregular conflicts—and reveals the importance of the “boots-on-the-ground” human component in waging unconventional air warfare, both in the days of the RAF’s.

InAir Force Magazine published an article in which the author proclaimed “Airpower has eclipsed land power as the primary means of destroying enemy forces.” More recently, a retired US Air Force general contended that American airpower—properly applied to achieve certain effects—could have quickly destroyed the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in about [ ].

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