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Desert Storm

Desert Storm

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Chapter:
(p.131) 7 Desert Storm
Source:
The Air Force Way of War
Author(s):
Brian D. Laslie
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0007

Chapter 7 demonstrates that Desert Storm ushered in a new form of aerial warfare based upon the revolution in training that exploited the new advanced technologies of the 1970s and 1980s. This “theater air war” was revolutionary not because of new technologies but because the air force specifically trained for this type of combat. Due to Iraq’s heavy integrated air defense system, Strategic Air Command was forced into more of a supporting role during the early stages of the air campaign.

Keywords:   Air combat, Air campaign, Desert Storm, Stealth, MiGs

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