Lesson_6_-_The_Role_of_Air_and_Space_Power_in_Iraq

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The Role of Air & Space power in Iraq
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Overview Operation Desert Shield Operation Desert Storm No Fly Zones Operation Iraqi Freedom
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Operation Desert Shield Defensive mission to prevent Iraq from invading Saudi Arabia Airlift allowed us to rapidly build up military force in Saudi Arabia
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Iraqi Threat 4th largest armed force in world Well over 1 million troops 750 combat and 200 support aircraft Nuclear, biological, and chemical capabilities SCUD Missiles Iraq’s air defense system thought to be the best outside of the Soviet Union
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Operation Desert Storm 17 Jan 1991—Operation DESERT STORM began as allied forces answered Iraq’s refusal to leave Kuwait Within 10 days, air sorties reached the 10,000 mark Officially ended on 11 Apr 1991
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Four Phase Campaign Phase I : Strategic Air Campaign Phase II : Suppression of enemy Air Defenses over Kuwait vicinity Phase III : Air Attacks on ground forces in Kuwait and vicinity Phase IV : Ground Operations as directed
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AERO 19 taught by Professor Jaredgrady during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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