By Tom Clancy

The number 1 New York Times bestseller-updated with additional info at the present Iraq War-now in exchange paperback.

common Chuck Horner commanded the U.S. and allied air assets-the forces of a dozen countries- in the course of wasteland defend and wasteland typhoon, and used to be answerable for the layout and execution of 1 of the main devastating air campaigns in heritage. by no means sooner than has the Gulf air warfare making plans, a strategy full of controversy and stormy personalities, been published in such wealthy, provocative aspect. during this version of Every guy a Tiger, normal Horner seems to be on the present Gulf clash and reviews at the use of air strength in Iraq.

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Goldwater-Nichols aimed to implement “jointness” by breaking the hold of individual services on their combat forces. All operational control was taken away and given to regional Commanders in Chief (Europe, Central, Pacific, Southern, and to some extent Atlantic, Korea, and Strategic) and functional Commanders in Chief (Transportation, Space, Special Operations, and to some extent Strategic and Atlantic Command). This meant that the services became responsible only for organizing, training, and equipping military forces.

My tactical fighter (tactical), flying to Baghdad (operational), kills Saddam Hussein (strategic). So finally, in talking about air plans or air operations, I keep as far from these words as I can. Airpower is essentially very simple: Aircraft can range very quickly over very wide areas and accurately hit targets very close to home or very far away. Nothing more. Nothing less. ★ These are the briefing elements Horner put together that afternoon at MacDill:First came the basics:• Forces available: Under Goldwater-Nichols, CENTCOM was apportioned certain forces—primarily the 1st TFW (F-15s at Langley) and the 363d TFW (F-16s at Shaw).

Schwarzkopf had even learned to tolerate occasional jabs from Horner’s sometimes wild sense of humor. On this day, however, there would be no humor. When Horner walked into Schwarzkopf’s office, he saw that the General looked very tired. S. ground forces could employ to halt any Iraqi advance into Saudi Arabia, thanks to Internal Look, and he was confident he could give a clear, solid briefing to the President. But about the “Air” part of the briefing, he was much less secure. If the Iraqis decided to move south into Saudi Arabia, the CENTCOM ground component was the XVIIIth Airborne Corps, which could be on the scene relatively speedily, some of it in days.

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