By Kenneth P. Werrell,Air University Press,U.S. Military,Department of Defense (DoD),Kenneth P. Werrell
Dr. Kenneth Werrell's heritage of ground-based air safeguard plays an incredible provider either to scholarship and, extra importantly, to the safeguard of our nation's freedom. it really is probably human nature that we have a tendency over the years to lose sight of the teachings of the earlier, specially once they don't comply with convinced adored preconceptions of ours. That such myopia may be harmful, if now not downright disastrous, Dr. Werrell's learn richly illustrates. with no sentimentalism, he chronicles a development of classes discovered and too speedy forgotten because the surprise of air strength was once reminded time and again of its obstacles and vulnerability. In Korea and in Vietnam, the yankee humans have been stripped in their illusions of nationwide and technical omnipotence. the sorrowful final result of these conflicts used to be doubly lamentable as the classes of global struggle II were—or must have been—fresh in our minds. In that international warfare, as Dr. Werrell indicates, particularly reasonable ground-based air security did make a distinction: at Ploesti, at Antwerp, and on the Rhine bridges.
And it'll make a distinction day after today. the best worth of Dr. Werrell's paintings is that it offers guideposts and advice for us as expert infantrymen and aviators charged with upholding American safeguard. we now have taken history's classes to middle as we plan and software our ground-based air defenses into the following decade and past. In either the ahead and the rear components, now we have emphasised the typical ideas of mass, combine, and mobility. nobody weapon, no longer even latest sleek airplane, can do the activity on my own. The truism applies with specific strength to antiaircraft safeguard. And no less than another truism emerges from Dr. Werrell's and our personal stories: powerful air protection calls for a joint and mixed attempt. Our making plans has been predicated at the assumption that counterair will play a critical function in safeguarding our flooring forces from air assault. at the floor, the air safety artillery will expect the cooperation and suggestions of our colleagues within the infantry, armor, and box artillery. On our luck or failure in operating jointly to fulfill the demanding situations of the following day will leisure our nation's future.
Contents * Foreword * PREFACE TO the second one version * PREFACE TO the 1st variation * bankruptcy 1 * ANTIAIRCRAFT safeguard via international warfare II * British Antiaircraft Artillery * The V-1 crusade * American Antiaircraft Artillery * German Flak * Allied Countermeasures * Fratricide * the united states military within the Pacific * jap Antiaircraft Artillery * the teachings of global conflict II * Notes * bankruptcy 2 * FROM weapons TO MISSILES, 1945-1965 * Antiaircraft Returns to wrestle: * The Korean battle * Antiaircraft Missiles * Notes * bankruptcy three * AIRMEN as opposed to GUERRILLAS: VIETNAM * French Operations * the USA Enters the battle * SAMs subscribe to the struggle * American Air Operations via Linebacker I * Linebacker II * Conclusions * Notes * bankruptcy four * OPERATIONS among VIETNAM AND THE PERSIAN GULF * Arab-Israeli Wars: 1948, 1956, 1967-1973 * The 1973 struggle * wrestle for the reason that 1973: Bekaa Valley * American Air moves within the heart East, 1983-1986 * Indo-Pakistani warfare * The Falkland Islands/Malvinas conflict, 1982 * different activities within the Nineteen Eighties * precis * Notes * bankruptcy five * BALLISTIC MISSILE protection: THE EARLY YEARS TO 1991 * military improvement * The Kennedy management * Ballistic Missile protection: Rebirth * The Strategic security Initiative: famous person Wars * The Gulf warfare: Patriot as opposed to Scud * The Patriot * Patriot in motion * Notes * bankruptcy 6 * GROUND-BASED AIR security for the reason that 1990: THE GULF, THE BALKANS, AND AFGHANISTAN * struggle within the Persian Gulf: * Air protection on the grounds that 1991: Iraq, Balkans, and Afghanistan
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Archie to SAM: A Short Operational History of Ground-Based Air Defense, From Guns to Missiles, Ballistic Missile Defense, Star Wars, Patriot, PAC-3, Arrow, Naval Developments, THAAD by Kenneth P. Werrell,Air University Press,U.S. Military,Department of Defense (DoD),Kenneth P. Werrell