Air Power Against TerrorAir Power Against Terror



The terrorist attacks of 9/11 plunged the United States into a determined counteroffensive against Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network.

Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833037244

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The terrorist attacks of 9/11 plunged the United States into a determined counteroffensive against Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network. This report details the initial U.S. military response to those attacks, namely, the destruction of al Qaeda's terrorist infrastructure and the removal of the ruling Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The author emphasizes several distinctive achievements in this war, including the use of precision air-delivered weapons that were effective irrespective of weather, the first combat use of Predator unmanned aerial vehicles armed with Hellfire missiles, and the integrated employment of high-altitude drones and other air- and space-based sensors that gave CENTCOM unprecedented round-the-clock awareness of enemy activity.

Air Power Against Terror America s Conduct of Operation Enduring FreedomAir Power Against Terror America s Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom



The terrorist attacks of 9/11 plunged the United States into a determined counteroffensive against Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network.

Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833040534

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The terrorist attacks of 9/11 plunged the United States into a determined counteroffensive against Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network. This report details the initial U.S. military response to those attacks, namely, the destruction of al Qaeda?s terrorist infrastructure and the removal of the ruling Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The author emphasizes several distinctive achievements in this war, including the use of precision air-delivered weapons that were effective irrespective of weather, the first combat use of Predator unmanned aerial vehicles armed with Hellfire missiles, and the integrated employment of high-altitude drones and other air- and space-based sensors that gave CENTCOM unprecedented round-the-clock awareness of enemy activity.

Air Power Against Terror America s Conduct of Operation Enduring FreedomAir Power Against Terror America s Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom



As such, they prompted a feeling of unity throughout United States perhaps unmatched since the nation's entry into World War II. Although no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, the U.S. government quickly determined that ...

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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, caught the United States and its leaders completely off guard. They also defined the face of early 21st-century conflict by elevating radical Islamist terrorism to the level of a core threat to U.S. security. The attacks were the boldest hostile act to have been committed on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. As such, they prompted a feeling of unity throughout United States perhaps unmatched since the nation's entry into World War II. Although no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, the U.S. government quickly determined that they were the work of the wealthy Saudi Arabian exile, Osama bin Laden, and his al Qaeda terrorist network.

Air War on TerrorAir War on Terror



Author: Babak Taghvaee

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An unstable political environment and unsettled security led to the prevalency of insurgency and long-lasting civil wars in every country with weakened central powers. Sectarianism from one or both parties in conflict can cause radicalization and help to sow the seeds of terrorist groups. ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant), ISIS, IS or Daesh is the best example of a modern-era Jihadist terrorist group which has taken advantage of political and security vacuums in Iraq, Syria and Libya to achieve the most significant victories an Islamic terrorist group has ever gained since the early 20th century. While the Iraqi Air Force and Army Aviation Corps started to heavily use their limited resources to slow down ISIL progress in Iraq and prevent the occupation of Baghdad, the US conducted 'Operation Inherent Resolve' in Iraq (beginning 15 June 2014) and then in Syria (from 22 September 2014) in order to limit ISIL/ Daesh power. USAF, USMC or USN Air Forces - as well as the naval aviation forces of 17 more US allies - operated dozens of their combat aircraft from nine air bases in seven Middle Eastern and European countries, as well as their aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf, in order to perform thousands of combat sorties against ISIL during 'Operation Inherent Resolve' or their own operations such as 'Chammal', 'Impact', 'Okra' and 'Shader' during the first phase of the air campaign between 31 August 2014 and 30 September 2015. By the time Russia s role in the Syrian war theater began, the second phase of the air war on ISIL had started - but this time, to totally eliminate its existence in Syria and Iraq; and it was not just the Russian Air Force... the Allied air forces, led by USAF, significantly broadened their presence in the air war, using new tactics targeting all financial axes of the terror group including its oil industry. Based upon declassified documents and daily reports released by all participants of the air campaign, this book provides details of all combat operations conducted by Armee de l'air, Aeronautica Militare, the French Aeronavale, IQAA, IQAF, IRIAA, IRIAF, LNAF (Libyan National Air Force), LDAF (Libyan Dawn Air Force), Luftwaffe, RAF, RAAF, RCAF, RDAF, RJAF, RNAF, RuAF, USN, USAF, USMC and other air forces involved in air operations against ISIL in Iraq, Syria and Libya since the first day of ISIL's widespread offensive in Iraq in June 2014 until 1 June 2016. The author's detailed text is fully supported by an extensive selection of pictures of all participating aircraft."

Special Forces Strategy and the War on TerrorSpecial Forces Strategy and the War on Terror



This volume undertakes a systematic analysis of the relationship between Special Forces and contemporary strategy, explaining the resurgence of interest in Special Forces, particularly in the West, by exploring their appeal over traditional ...

Author: Alastair Finlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134180424

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This volume undertakes a systematic analysis of the relationship between Special Forces and contemporary strategy, explaining the resurgence of interest in Special Forces, particularly in the West, by exploring their appeal over traditional conventional force options in the current ‘War on Terror’. Special Forces, Terrorism and Strategy comprises four overarching themes: theory and practice command and control culture and technology operations and the ‘War on Terror’. By developing a credible theory about the role of Special Forces in contemporary strategy, Alastair Finlan assesses the changing character of the relationship between conventional forces and Special Forces, illustrating the prominent role of these forces in the ‘War on Terror’. This book will be of great interest to students of strategic studies and military history, as well as for professional military colleges.

Operation Enduring FreedomOperation Enduring Freedom



Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Near East, Near Orient, grade: 1,7, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Department of International Politics), language: English, abstract: The war in ...

Author: Stefan Vedder

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640680795

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Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Near East, Near Orient, grade: 1,7, University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Department of International Politics), language: English, abstract: The war in Afghanistan, started in October 2001, was being waged in an unprecedented manner. That form of conduct is now known as the “Afghan model”. Below I will shortly outline which components constitute that model and how it emerged in the Afghan operation following the terrorist’s attacks on September 11th, 2001. I will then analyse how effective the model proved in achieving the political and military goals of the campaign.

A Different Kind of WarA Different Kind of War



Congress, Joint Resolution, Authorization for Use of Military Force, 107 Cong.,
S.J. Res. ... Benjamin S. Lambeth, Air Power Against Terror: America's Conduct of
Operation Enduring Freedom (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2005), 83.

Author: Donald P. Wright

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: UCSD:31822037806965

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First comprehensive study of the U.S. Army's experience in Afghanistan during the first four years of Operation enduring Freedom (OEF). Focuses on Army operations in the larger Joint and Coalition campaign that evolved between October 2001 and September 2005. Sheds light on the overall course of OEF.

Courses of Action for Enhancing U S Air Force irregular Warfare CapabilitiesCourses of Action for Enhancing U S Air Force irregular Warfare Capabilities



RAND Corporation , MG - 595 - OSD , 2008 . http://www.rand.org/pubs/
monographs/MG5951 Lambeth , Benjamin S. , Air Power Against Terror :
America's Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom , Santa Monica , Calif .:
RAND Corporation ...

Author: Richard Mesic

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: NWU:35556039779749

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"The U.S. Air Force leadership plans in the near term to identify and implement a range of initiatives for enhancing the service's contributions to irregular warfare (IW) operations and to meet DoD guidance that directs its components to "recognize that IW is as strategically important as traditional warfare." This monograph is the result of a "quick-turn" study to provide the leadership with a menu of actions it could consider both in the very near term and over an extended period to strengthen and expand the Air Force's capabilities to take part in joint and interagency efforts in irregular warfare. Rather than developing detailed endpoints for Air Force capabilities or structure in the future--e.g., what the USAF could look like in, say, 2015--the authors propose solution vectors that could enable the Air Force to move out quickly while continuing to consider responses to emerging demands in a dynamic IW environment."--Rand web site.

U S Marines In Afghanistan 2001 2002 From The SeaU S Marines In Afghanistan 2001 2002 From The Sea



Includes more than 100 maps, plans and illustrations. “This monograph is more than the story of Marine expeditionary operations in Afghanistan.

Author: Colonel Nathan S. Lowrey

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786256225

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Includes more than 100 maps, plans and illustrations. “This monograph is more than the story of Marine expeditionary operations in Afghanistan. It describes who our nation’s enemies are; how America became involved in the Global War on Terrorism; and how the Marine Corps struggled to acquire a major role in Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as the actions of Marines and sailors who helped prosecute the air and ground campaigns against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces.”— Dr. Charles P. Neimeyer, Director of Marine Corps History

Armed Forces JournalArmed Forces Journal



At the symposium in Tel Aviv on legal aspects of Israel ' s counterterrorism war ,
Ayalon — who today devotes his time ... gunship has Yadlin and others have
cited the July 2002 killing of boosted airpower ' s contribution to the anti - terror
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Bombs without BootsBombs without Boots



This book by a long-time U.S. intelligence analyst assesses the military operations and post-conflict outcomes in five cases since the mid-1990s in which the United States and/or its allies used airpower to “solve” military problems: ...

Author: Anthony M. Schinella

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815732426

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Airpower can achieve military objectives—sometimes, in some circumstances It sounds simple: using airpower to intervene militarily in conflicts, thus minimizing the deaths of soldiers and civilians while achieving both tactical and strategic objectives. In reality, airpower alone sometimes does win battles, but the costs can be high and the long-term consequences may fall short of what decision-makers had in mind. This book by a long-time U.S. intelligence analyst assesses the military operations and post-conflict outcomes in five cases since the mid-1990s in which the United States and/or its allies used airpower to “solve” military problems: Bosnia in 1995, Kosovo in 1999, Afghanistan in 2001, Lebanon in 2006, and Libya in 2011. In each of these cases, airpower helped achieve the immediate objective, but the long-term outcomes often diverged significantly from the original intent of policymakers. The author concludes that airpower sometimes can be effective when used to support indigenous ground forces, but decision-makers should carefully consider all the circumstances before sending planes, drones, or missiles aloft.

Defence JournalDefence Journal



PAF had to bear the brunt - major ally in the war against terror - and April 1994
respectively . ... ranges between 435 - 500 speakers which generate anti phase
since May 1998 , after both India and miles , giving the Indian Air Force the noise
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Air Power Insurgency and the War on Terror Air Power Insurgency and the War on Terror



" ... It is clear that air forces face unusual challenges in counter-insurgency wars and operations and that many of the concepts that underpin doctrines for using air power in conventional contexts are less applicable, at least without ...

Author: Joel S.A. Hayward

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ISBN: 0955218969

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"...It is clear that air forces face unusual challenges in counter-insurgency wars and operations and that many of the concepts that underpin doctrines for using air power in conventional contexts are less applicable, at least without significant tailoring and increased requirements for flexibility and adaptability." -- Introd.

The War on Terror and the Laws of WarThe War on Terror and the Laws of War



In late 1990 and early 1991 , during the run - up to the Persian Gulf War , there
were competing strategic views of airpower ' s optimum employment . On one
side were the advocates of the Air - Land Battle strategy , which viewed airpower
in a ...

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: STANFORD:36105134460984

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When a soldier in the field of battle is under attack in a small village and comes upon a villager who could be a combatant or a civilian, what rules govern how that soldier should act? If the soldier detains the villager and determines that the villager is an unaffiliated combatant, what do the rules of detention require? In The War on Terror and the Laws of War, six legal scholars with experience as military officers bring practical wisdom to the contentious topic of applying international law to the battlefield. The authors apply their unique expertise to issues that have gained greater urgency during the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: including categorizing targets and properly detaining combatants. The modern battlefield has proven to be a difficult arena in which to apply traditional legal rules. The War on Terror and the Laws of War brings clarity to the subject with an insider's perspective.

Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on TerrorContemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror



The book provides detailed insights into the formulation of military plans by political and military elites in the United States and United Kingdom for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Author: Alastair Finlan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628928143

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Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror offers an in-depth analysis of US/UK military strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to the present day. It explores the development of contemporary military strategy in the West in the modern age before interrogating its application in the Global War on Terror. The book provides detailed insights into the formulation of military plans by political and military elites in the United States and United Kingdom for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Alastair Finlan highlights the challenges posed by each of these unique theatres of operation, the nature of the diverse enemies faced by coalition forces, and the shortcomings in strategic thinking about these campaigns. This fresh perspective on strategy in the West and how it has been applied in recent military campaigns facilitates a deep understanding of how wars have been and will be fought. Including key terms, concepts and discussion questions for each chapter, Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror is a crucial text in strategic studies, and required reading for anyone interested in the new realities of transnational terrorism and twenty-first century warfare.

Deterrence Before HiroshimaDeterrence Before Hiroshima



Author: George H. Quester

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412821665

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In this study, first published in 1966, Quester analyzes pre-nuclear age theories of deterrence to equip us with perspective and data by which current theories can be evaluated. Quester presents a forceful argument in support of the relevance of history to discussions of military strategy.

William J Clinton 1996 bk 1 January 1 to June 30 1996William J Clinton 1996 bk 1 January 1 to June 30 1996



Our prosecutors can wield new tools high - energy laser system , which is
designed to and expanded penalties against those who terrordestroy Katyushas
in flight . Our air forces are ize Americans at home or abroad . And we can
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