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Air Power Studies Final Exam 43-1716 support SAC. On the other hand, the Air Force got the lion’s share from the budget, this caused the inter rivalry between the services. The nukes were seen to keep the enemy back, it was the great medicine to treat all enemies that had ill defined ambitions. With this attitude, the US entered the Korea war to confine communism, it was completely different from the total wars. The air force wasn’t designed to fight in tactical manner and the use of strategic airpower didn’t give much to this limited war. Douhet claimed to effect “people will by bombing them so they would induce their government” (Douhet), but the type of government in Korea didn’t care about the people. On the other hand, since, people were accustomed to live primitively they were able to survive with small amount of supplies. Mitchell advocated to effect public will by striking their vital centers. Thus, the USAF bombed the power grids, but again, people were accustomed to live with oil lamb, they didn’t care about the lack of the light. On the other hand, in this war Chine intervened and the USAF bombers encountered the Chine’s MIG’s. They effected and
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