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Air Power Studies Final Exam 43-1716 COG’s simultaneously) to paralyze it”(John Warden lecture). During the Gulf War his theories were applied and the US got all pre- planned objectives. But, since the enemy was not too strong, still “some claimed any strategy would have reached the same success” (readings). Desert Storm introduced an improvement in accuracy, combined with stealth technology. This allowed aircraft safely hit more targets in a short time. Precision weapons allow the economical destruction of virtually all targets. These new MTR were suitable for Col. Warden theories. On the other hand Boyd wrote about the “OODE (Observe-Orient-Decide-Execute) concept” (readings). The Gulf War demonstrated that if we don’t know our targets, “airpower might be ineffective. Coalition aircraft destroyed most of the known nuclear, chemical and biological targets. But after the war, UN inspectors found unknown nuclear, chemical and biological targets” (readings).
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