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Modern Strategists: Air Strategic and Tactical. 8801, Lesson 11. Last Week Character and Nature of WWII. Points to remember Japan’s National and Military strategy Characteristics of the US war in the Pacific WWII as Clausewitz’s absolute war The consequences of WWII Evolution of warfare.

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last week character and nature of wwii
Last WeekCharacter and Nature of WWII
  • Points to remember
    • Japan’s National and Military strategy
    • Characteristics of the US war in the Pacific
    • WWII as Clausewitz’s absolute war
    • The consequences of WWII
    • Evolution of warfare
educational objectives
Educational Objectives
  • To understand
    • the history behind the development of air power
    • the thinking of strategic theorists and their arguments
    • The ideas of non-strategic theorists and relate their ideas to non-strategic operations.
  • To compare the theories and practices of the major participants in WWII.
background
Background
  • Issues
    • Organization of the air arm
    • Employment of aircraft
    • Record of performance
  • Precepts/Basic Ideas
    • Advantage
    • Targets
air power
Air Power
  • Historical Background
    • Early Views
    • The Interwar Years
    • “National” theories
    • Importance of air power theory
views of airpower
Douhet

Mitchell

Geiger

Warden

Issues

Role

Type

Organization

Views of Airpower
douhet
Douhet
  • Basic ideas
  • The role of aviation
  • The type of aircraft
  • How organized
mitchell
Mitchell
  • Basic ideas
  • The role of aviation
  • The type of aircraft
  • How organized
  • Major difference
geiger
Geiger
  • Basic ideas
  • The role of aviation
  • The type of aircraft
  • How organized
warden
Warden
  • Basic ideas
  • The role of aviation
  • The type of aircraft
  • How organized
air power in action
Air Power in Action
  • The Inter War Years
  • During WWII
  • After WWII
  • Kosovo
  • Afghanistan
air power1
Air Power
  • The Interwar Years
    • Major influences
    • National positions
      • GB
      • US
      • Japan
      • USSR
      • Germany
air power during wwii
Air Power During WWII
  • National practices
    • Great Britain
    • United States
    • Japan
    • Germany
  • Results
importance of air power theory
Importance of air power theory
  • Political appeal
    • Surgical
    • Low casualties
    • Decisive
after world war ii
After World War II
  • Strategic intellectuals
  • 1945-1953
  • 1961
  • Kosovo
  • Afghanistan
  • American themes
kosovo
Kosovo
  • Major questions:
    • First triumph of air?
    • Why did Milosevic give in?
  • The answer?
    • Mitchell + Technology + Warden
operation enduring freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Major questions:
    • Successful?
    • Why successful?
air power2
Air Power
  • American Themes
    • Precision bombing
    • Surgical strikes
    • Casualty-free
    • Decisive
airpower
Airpower
  • Negative effect in the 3rd World
    • Bombing from afar/on high
    • Expectations
    • Collateral damage
    • Media
  • Current view: Bombing works
issues for consideration
Issues for Consideration
  • Douhet and Mitchell
  • Comparison of Air Power
  • Geiger’s View of Air Power
  • Warden’s Ideas on Air Power
  • Influence on Strategy
douhet and mitchell
Douhet and Mitchell
  • Basic ideas
  • Assumptions
  • Relevance today
comparison of air power
Comparison of Air Power
  • Theories and practices
    • GB
    • US
    • Japan
    • Germany
geiger s view of air power
Geiger’s View of Air Power
  • Basic ideas
  • Perspective
influence on wwii strategy
Influence on WWII Strategy
  • Mitchell
    • GB
    • US
  • Douhet
    • GB
    • US
summary
Summary:
  • Country’s choice
  • No widely accepted theorist
  • Mixed results
    • WWII
    • Since WWII
  • General view
modern theorists air strategic and tactical
Modern Theorists: Air – Strategic and Tactical
  • Points to remember
    • Geiger’s view of air power
    • Douhet’s theory
    • Non-strategic air proponents
    • Interwar and WWII applications of Douhet’s theories
next week
Next week:
  • Modern Theorists III
    • Revolutionary War
  • Review
    • Exam:
      • Questions: December 13
      • Answers: December 20