By Kenneth P. Werrell,Air University Press,U.S. Military,Department of Defense (DoD),Kenneth P. Werrell
Dr. Kenneth Werrell's historical past of ground-based air safety plays a huge provider either to scholarship and, extra importantly, to the protection of our nation's freedom. it truly is might be human nature that we have a tendency over the years to lose sight of the teachings of the earlier, particularly once they don't agree to convinced adored preconceptions of ours. That such myopia should be risky, if no longer downright disastrous, Dr. Werrell's examine richly illustrates. with no sentimentalism, he chronicles a development of classes discovered and too speedy forgotten because the wonder of air energy used to be reminded time and again of its barriers and vulnerability. In Korea and in Vietnam, the yank humans have been stripped in their illusions of nationwide and technical omnipotence. the sorrowful final result 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 international conflict, as Dr. Werrell exhibits, really reasonable ground-based air security 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 worth of Dr. Werrell's paintings is that it offers guideposts and assistance for us as expert squaddies and aviators charged with upholding American protection. now we have taken history's classes to center as we plan and application our ground-based air defenses into the subsequent decade and past. In either the ahead and the rear components, we have now emphasised the typical ideas of mass, combine, and mobility. not anyone weapon, no longer even cutting-edge glossy airplane, can do the task by myself. The truism applies with specific strength to antiaircraft safeguard. And not less than another truism emerges from Dr. Werrell's and our personal experiences: powerful air protection calls for a joint and mixed attempt. Our making plans has been predicated at the assumption that counterair will play a valuable function in safeguarding our floor forces from air assault. at the floor, the air safety artillery will anticipate the cooperation and suggestions of our colleagues within the infantry, armor, and box artillery. On our good fortune or failure in operating jointly to fulfill the demanding situations of the next day to come will leisure our nation's future.
Contents * Foreword * PREFACE TO the second one variation * PREFACE TO the 1st variation * bankruptcy 1 * ANTIAIRCRAFT safety via global conflict II * British Antiaircraft Artillery * The V-1 crusade * American Antiaircraft Artillery * German Flak * Allied Countermeasures * Fratricide * the U.S. army within the Pacific * jap Antiaircraft Artillery * the teachings of global struggle II * Notes * bankruptcy 2 * FROM weapons TO MISSILES, 1945-1965 * Antiaircraft Returns to strive against: * The Korean battle * Antiaircraft Missiles * Notes * bankruptcy three * AIRMEN as opposed to GUERRILLAS: VIETNAM * French Operations * the United States Enters the warfare * 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 battle * wrestle given that 1973: Bekaa Valley * American Air moves within the heart East, 1983-1986 * Indo-Pakistani conflict * The Falkland Islands/Malvinas battle, 1982 * different activities within the Eighties * precis * Notes * bankruptcy five * BALLISTIC MISSILE protection: THE EARLY YEARS TO 1991 * military improvement * The Kennedy management * Ballistic Missile safeguard: Rebirth * The Strategic protection Initiative: celebrity Wars * The Gulf struggle: Patriot as opposed to Scud * The Patriot * Patriot in motion * Notes * bankruptcy 6 * GROUND-BASED AIR safety due to the fact 1990: THE GULF, THE BALKANS, AND AFGHANISTAN * warfare within the Persian Gulf: * Air security 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