By Robert A. Pape
From Iraq to Bosnia to North Korea, the 1st query in American international coverage debates is more and more: Can air strength on my own do the task? Robert A. Pape presents a scientific solution. interpreting the result of over thirty air campaigns, together with a close reconstruction of the Gulf struggle, he argues that the main to luck is attacking the enemy's army process, no longer its economic climate, humans, or leaders. Coercive air energy can be triumphant, yet no longer as affordably as air lovers wish to believe.
Pape examines the air raids on Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq in addition to these of Israel as opposed to Egypt, delivering information of bombing and governmental determination making. His precise narratives of the strategic effectiveness of bombing diversity from the classical situations of worldwide warfare II to a unprecedented reconstruction of airpower use within the Gulf struggle, in response to lately declassified files. during this now-classic paintings of the speculation and perform of airpower and its political results, Robert A. Pape is helping army strategists and coverage makers pass judgement on the aim of assorted air suggestions, and is helping common readers comprehend the coverage debates.
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Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by Robert A. Pape