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 protection plays a big provider either to scholarship and, extra importantly, to the safeguard of our nation's freedom. it truly is probably human nature that we have a tendency over the years to lose sight of the teachings of the prior, particularly once they don't agree to definite adored preconceptions of ours. That such myopia may be harmful, if now not downright disastrous, Dr. Werrell's research richly illustrates. with no sentimentalism, he chronicles a trend of classes discovered and too fast forgotten because the wonder of air energy was once reminded repeatedly of its boundaries and vulnerability. In Korea and in Vietnam, the yank humans have been stripped in their illusions of nationwide and technical omnipotence. the sad consequence of these conflicts was once doubly lamentable as the classes of global struggle II were—or must have been—fresh in our minds. In that global warfare, as Dr. Werrell exhibits, quite affordable ground-based air protection did make a distinction: at Ploesti, at Antwerp, and on the Rhine bridges.
And it'll make a distinction the next day to come. the best price of Dr. Werrell's paintings is that it presents guideposts and suggestions for us as specialist 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, we now have emphasised the wide-spread rules of mass, combine, and mobility. nobody weapon, now not even ultra-modern sleek plane, can do the activity by myself. The truism applies with specific strength to antiaircraft safety. And at the least another truism emerges from Dr. Werrell's and our personal reports: powerful air protection calls for a joint and mixed attempt. Our making plans has been predicated at the assumption that counterair will play a imperative position in safeguarding our flooring forces from air assault. at the flooring, the air protection artillery will anticipate the cooperation and information of our colleagues within the infantry, armor, and box artillery. On our good fortune or failure in operating jointly to satisfy the demanding situations of the next day to come will relaxation our nation's future.
Contents * Foreword * PREFACE TO the second one variation * PREFACE TO the 1st variation * bankruptcy 1 * ANTIAIRCRAFT safeguard via global warfare II * British Antiaircraft Artillery * The V-1 crusade * American Antiaircraft Artillery * German Flak * Allied Countermeasures * Fratricide * the USA army within the Pacific * eastern Antiaircraft Artillery * the teachings of global conflict II * Notes * bankruptcy 2 * FROM weapons TO MISSILES, 1945-1965 * Antiaircraft Returns to strive against: * The Korean struggle * Antiaircraft Missiles * Notes * bankruptcy three * AIRMEN as opposed to GUERRILLAS: VIETNAM * French Operations * the United States Enters the struggle * SAMs sign up for 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 warfare * strive against seeing that 1973: Bekaa Valley * American Air moves within the heart East, 1983-1986 * Indo-Pakistani battle * The Falkland Islands/Malvinas battle, 1982 * different activities within the Eighties * precis * Notes * bankruptcy five * BALLISTIC MISSILE safeguard: THE EARLY YEARS TO 1991 * military improvement * The Kennedy management * Ballistic Missile protection: Rebirth * The Strategic protection Initiative: megastar Wars * The Gulf struggle: Patriot as opposed to Scud * The Patriot * Patriot in motion * Notes * bankruptcy 6 * GROUND-BASED AIR protection given that 1990: THE GULF, THE BALKANS, AND AFGHANISTAN * conflict within the Persian Gulf: * Air protection in view 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