TITLE

Reflections on the Balkan Air Wars

AUTHOR(S)
Lambeth, Benjamin S.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Air Power History;Spring2010, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how the air campaigns by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces during the Balkan Air Wars of the 1990s influenced the military policies of the U.S. and its allies. It argues that when considered chronologically, Operation Desert Storm (1991) of the Persian Gulf War, the Yugoslav War's Operations Deny Flight (1993-1994), Deliberate Force (1995), and Allied Force (1999), as well as the Afghan War's Operation Enduring Freedom (2001) and the Iraq War's Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003), prove that the U.S. has embraced air power in asymmetric warfare. The author analyzes the military lessons learned from both the successes and failures of the air campaigns during the Balkan War.
ACCESSION #
48443666

 

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