Aerospace Operations Against Elusive Ground Targets by Alan Vick

By Alan Vick

Identifies techniques and applied sciences that can increase the us Air Force's power to realize, classify, realize, and defeat elusive pursuits, no matter if dispersed floor forces or cellular ballistic missles.

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The Clinton administration intervened forcefully in Haiti, which, apart from the political embarrassment of intercepting “boat people,” presented no threat at all to the United States. S. interests were at stake. But the European allies were engaged in Bosnia primarily because they could not passively endure egregious violations of human rights, particularly the Srebrenica debacle and the resulting flows of refugees. The prehistory of the Kosovo operation illustrates the influence of humanitarian concerns on policy.

A Global Hawk flying over the Adriatic would be able Concepts to Detect and Defeat Elusive Maneuver Forces 35 NOTE: Areas enclosed by black lines are temporarily obscured during the orbit. Solid-black areas are never visible during the orbit. 2—Joint STARS Coverage of Prizren Region of Kosovo to see more of the Prizren region than Joint STARS, but it would still have large areas of temporary or permanent shadowing. 3 illustrates an alternative approach. Two UAVs could orbit just inside of the Kosovo border and provide nearly complete coverage of all of Kosovo without having to orbit over adjacent countries or provinces.

Compelled to stop crimes against humanity, they reluctantly undertook military operations. Since their motive was to stop suffering, they could not very well inflict suffering; therefore, ROE were stringent. Moreover, lack of national interest implied that commanders should minimize coalition casualties. Humanitarian concerns precipitated this operation, but they remained a relatively weak casus belli. NATO leaders, initially unwilling to contemplate stronger action, tended to believe that Belgrade would capitulate after a few days.

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