ABSTRACT

Asymmetric Air Warfare Thwarts Ground Maneuver: A Concept Proven Again   [open pdf - 1000KB]

This report examines the widely differing assessments of the Operation Desert Storm Battle of Khafji. Limited assessments of its scope and importance define the battle by looking only at the ground action occurring in the town of Khafji, while more comprehensive assessments include the large amount of air interdiction stopping follow-on reinforcement from ever reaching the town. Air surveillance, command and control, and strike assets centrally controlled by the Joint Force Air Component Commander allowed the coalition to detect, target and stop those follow-on forces. This asymmetric air attack of follow-on forces is why the scope of action was small.

Report Number:
AFSAA-31011
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Date:
1997-10
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Public Domain
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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pdf
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